Peter Eisentraut <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Applied with minor corrections.

> Why is this not the default when supported?


Maybe eventually, but right now I think it's too risky.

One point that I already found out the hard way is that sizeof(off_t) = 8
does not guarantee the availability of largefile support; there can also
be filesystem-level constraints, and perhaps other things we know not of
at this point.

I think this needs to be treated as experimental until it's got a few
more than zero miles under its belt.  I wouldn't be too surprised to
find that we have to implement it as a run-time switch instead of
compile-time, in order to not fail miserably when somebody sticks a
tablespace on an archaic filesystem.

                        regards, tom lane

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