Monday, September 8, 2008

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

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.

regards, tom lane

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