> [ squint... ] There is something wrong here, because a superuser should
> certainly pass the aclcheck test. I don't know where the bug is but
> this is not the correct fix.
OK, after looking, the issue is this wart in pg_tablespace_aclmask():
* Only shared relations can be stored in global space; don't let even
* superusers override this
if (spc_oid == GLOBALTABLESPACE_OID && !IsBootstrapProcessingMode())
/* Otherwise, superusers bypass all permission checking. */
There are a number of ways that we could deal with this:
* Just remove the above-quoted lines. Superusers should be allowed to
shoot themselves in the foot. (I'm not actually sure that there would
be any bad consequences from putting an ordinary table into pg_global
anyway. I think I wrote the above code in fear that some parts of the
system would equate reltablespace = pg_global with relisshared, but
AFAICS that's not the case now.)
* Remove the above lines and instead put a defense into heap_create.
This might be better design anyway since a more specific error could
* Leave aclchk.c as-is and apply Magnus' patch to allow superusers
to bypass the check in pg_tablespace_size.
* Decide that we should allow anyone to do pg_tablespace_size('pg_global')
and put in a special wart for that in dbsize.c. This wasn't part of
the original agreement but maybe there's a case to be made for it.
regards, tom lane
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