On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 03:55:08PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote: > I'm too lazy to search the archives right now, but there was some case > years ago where somebody destroyed their database via an ill-thought-out > combination of automatic-initdb-if-$PGDATA-isn't-there and slow mounting. > We'd have to be very sure that any auto-directory-creation behavior didn't > have a potential for that. Perhaps doing it only for temp tablespaces > alleviates some of the risk, but it still seems pretty scary.
Here is the Joe Conway report from 2004: https://postgr.es/m/41bfab7c.5040...@joeconway.com and later references to the report from Joe Conway (2005): https://postgr.es/m/425ABB17.305%40joeconway.com and you (2007): https://postgr.es/m/18897.1197775682%40sss.pgh.pa.us -- Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> http://momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com + As you are, so once was I. As I am, so you will be. + + Ancient Roman grave inscription + -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers