Michael Paquier wrote:

> - getObjectDescription and getObjectIdentity are called in quite a
> couple of places. We could have those have a kind of missing_ok, but
> as the status is just for adding cache lookup errors I have kept the
> interface simple as this keeps the code in objectaddress.c more simple
> as well. getObjectIdentity is used mainly in sepgsql, which I have not
> compiled yet so I may have missed something :) getObjectDescription is
> used in more places in the backend code, but I am not much into
> complicating the objaddr API with this patch more.

I think the addition of checks everywhere for NULL return is worse.
Let's add a missing_ok flag instead, so that most callers can just trust
that they get a non null value if they don't want to deal with that

Álvaro Herrera                https://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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