On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 07:27:55PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> I expect the same would happen with the shell-command approach suggested
> up-thread and the prompt-on-stdin approach too, they aren't great but I
> expect users would still use the feature.  As Robert and I have
> mentioned, there is a good bit of value to having this feature simply
> because it avoids the need to get someone with root privileges to set up
> an encrypted volume and I don't think having to use a shell command or
> providing the password on stdin at startup really changes that very
> much.

Understood, but now you are promoting a feature with an admittedly-poor
API, duplication of an OS feature, and perhaps an invasive change to the
code.  Those are high hurdles.

  Bruce Momjian  <br...@momjian.us>        http://momjian.us
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