On Tuesday 01 May 2007 9:34 pm, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Ed L." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > [ enlarge MAX_REPORTED_DEPS to 2000 ]
> I was about to apply this, but stopped to reflect that it is
> probably not such a hot idea. My concern is that enormously
> long error message detail fields are likely to break client
> software, particularly GUI clients. A poor (e.g., truncated)
> display isn't unlikely, and a crash not entirely out of the
> question. Moreover, who's to say that 2000 is enough lines to
> cover all cases? And if it's not, aren't you faced with an
> even bigger problem?
> Perhaps a better solution is to keep MAX_REPORTED_DEPS where
> it is, and arrange that when it's exceeded, the *entire* list
> of dependencies gets reported to the postmaster log; we can
> expect that that will work. We still send the same
> just-the-count message to the client. We could add a hint
> suggesting to look in the postmaster log for the details. This
> would require some refactoring of checkSharedDependencies's
> API, I suppose, but doesn't seem especially difficult.
Fair enough. Something, anything, in the server log would
suffice to identify the problem specifics which are now hidden.
Unfortunately, I won't get to it anytime soon.
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