> > Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >> The patch mimcs the syslog handling in most cases. It also hijacks
> >> the syslog guc variable.
> > I'm less happy about this. In fact the 0 | 1 | 2 for syslog is very
> > hokey anyway. What is more, it is not inconceivable that
> someone would
> > run syslogd on a Windows host, especially if it pointed to a remote
> > syslog. Such things exist, as a quick Google search will
> > (I'm not sure if we have any API available on WIndows to
> support it, but
> > that's another question.)
> > I would rather see the setting cleaned up and allow zero or more of
> > stdout, syslog, and eventlog (and it should probably be called
> > log_destination or some such instead of syslog).
> Agreed. I recall dumping on someone just recently because
> they proposed a new GUC variable with a similarly
> unreadable-except-to-bit-pushers definition. We should take
> the opportunity to install a more user-friendly definition.
> As with the other stuff we've been talking about, I see no
> serious backwards-compatibility concern for this particular
> variable, since it's only likely to get touched in the
> postgresql.conf file.
Ok. I will updated this patch to include the replacing of the "syslog"
variable with another one that is more flexible.
Based on what Andrew wrote, configuration along the line of:
(for win32 eventlog only)
Is that what you were thinking of?
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