On 02/05/17 15:10, Tom Lane wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:46 AM, Petr Jelinek
>>> <petr.jeli...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
>>>> DROP SUBSCRIPTION mysub NODROP SLOT;
>>> I'm pretty uninspired by this choice of syntax.
> Actually, this command has got much worse problems than whether you like
> the spelling of its option: it shouldn't have an option in the first
> place. I put it to you as an inviolable rule that no object DROP command
> should ever have any options other than RESTRICT/CASCADE and IF EXISTS.
> If it does, then you don't know what to do when the object is recursed
> to by a cascaded drop.
> It's possible that we could allow exceptions to this rule for object types
> that can never have any dependencies. But a subscription doesn't qualify
> --- it's got an owner, so DROP OWNED BY already poses this problem. Looks
> to me like it's got a dependency on a database, too. (BTW, if
> subscriptions are per-database, why is pg_subscription a shared catalog?
> There were some pretty schizophrenic decisions here.)
Because otherwise we would need launcher process per database, not pretty.
> So ISTM we need to get rid of the above-depicted syntax. We could instead
> have what-to-do-with-the-slot as a property of the subscription,
> established at CREATE SUBSCRIPTION and possibly changed later by ALTER
> SUBSCRIPTION. Not quite sure what to call the option, maybe something
> based on the concept of the subscription "owning" the slot.
So what do you do if the upstream does not exist anymore when you are
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