Monday, September 8, 2008

Re: [HACKERS] [PATCH] Cleanup of GUC units code

Tom Lane <> writes:

> Gregory Stark <> writes:
>> Alvaro Herrera <> writes:
>>> It's good as a joke, but what if the user says '1024b'? Does it mean
>>> 1024 blocks or one kilobyte? If blocks, what size are we talking, the
>>> usual 512 bytes, or our BLCKSZ?
>> For what guc would you find a unit of posix-style "blocks" relevant?!
> The point isn't whether it's relevant, the point is that there's a
> fairly serious doubt as to what the user thought it meant.

My point was that we don't accept any form of "b" today and nobody has
suggested we should.

Gregory Stark
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