"Magnus Hagander" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Previously, postgresql has exited out on Unix when running as root -
> this is a similar check, with the following differences:

> * We do a ereport(WARNING) instead of exitting out.

Why?  If we refuse to run as root on Unix, I do not see an argument for
being more forgiving on Windows.

> The reason for this
> is that we can expect there are win32 admins that will want to run the
> server with a high privilege account.

Translated: "we can expect a higher proportion of Windows admins who
will refuse to be force-fed a clue"?  Not a lot of sympathy here.

> * The Unix check is directly in main.c. We cannot do this on win32,
> because at this stage we can only printf and exit. Win32 needs ereport.

We could move the Unix check later without any problem.  I agree with
keeping both checks in the same place.

                        regards, tom lane

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