On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Peter Eisentraut
<peter.eisentr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> On 3/22/17 07:48, Dave Page wrote:
>> With the patch, complex monitoring systems can easily be setup with
>> something like:
>> CREATE ROLE monitoring_user LOGIN;
>> GRANT pg_monitor TO monitoring_role;
> That assumes that we have thought of all the ways in which people might
> want to monitor things.

Right - it was discussed here, and at other meetings. We may not have
everything but either users can GRANT anything we need that we missed
later, or we can add them in a future release.

> If we do it via GRANTs instead, then users can easily extend it.

They can do that anyway.

> If we instead change the hardcoded superuser checks to hardcoded
> some-other-role checks, then the whole system instantly becomes unusable
> the moment someone wants to monitor something we haven't thought of.

I haven't replaced the checks, I've made them superuser || pg_monitor.
Nothing is going to break if we haven't thought of something.

Dave Page
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