Matthew T. O'Connor wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> >Tom Lane wrote:
> >>Alvaro Herrera <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >>>But this is misleading (started postmaster with good value, then edited
> >>>postgresql.conf and entered "-2"):
> >>>17903 LOG:  received SIGHUP, reloading configuration files
> >>>17903 LOG:  -2 is outside the valid range for parameter 
> >>>"autovacuum_vacuum_cost_limit" (-1 .. 1000)
> >>>Note how it still says the range is -1 .. 1000.
> >>Can we redefine things to make zero be the "disabled" value, thus
> >>keeping the range of valid values contiguous?
> >
> >That would be another solution ... though it would be different from the
> >valid value for autovacuum_vacuum_cost_delay (on which 0 is a valid
> >value).  Also it would be a different value from previous versions.
> >
> >I don't think either of these is a showstopper, so let's go for that if
> >nobody objects.
> Can you make 0 and -1 both valid disabled values?  That way it will be 
> compatible with previous releases.

Heh, sure, we can do that too and it doesn't seem like anybody would
object.  I will patch the documentation so that that the "disabled"
value is zero, and still allow -1.  That way it doesn't seem like there
should be any objection.

Alvaro Herrera               
"Escucha y olvidarás; ve y recordarás; haz y entenderás" (Confucio)

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