[kea-dev] Question on Configuration Backend support for Postgres

Tomek Mrugalski tomasz at isc.org
Wed Jan 22 15:55:21 UTC 2020

On 22.01.2020 16:05, Raja Tadimeti wrote:
> when will PostgreSQL database support be added for configuration backend ?
This is a reasonably big feature with a substantial additional effort in the testing department. We were not eager to implement it too soon. We wanted to wait for feedback regarding MySQL and fix any possible architectural problems with it. But MySQL CB has been out for a while now and no major issues were reported.

I recall one other request for pgsql cb. Our team is likely to get into this after we finish the current major problem we're tackling - multi-threading. Sadly, the MT work moves forward slower than we initially hoped. It is crucial to do it right.

I will not mention any specific dates. However, if more people ask for config backend with Postgres, it's likely to see pgsql cb appear some time in the second part in 2020. But don't hold your breath for it. It's quite likely that customers may come in and request something else and we'll alter our plans.

As usual, things may move forward a bit faster if this gets dedicated funding or a customer requesting it specifically. But there's only so much we can do with reshuffling priorities. So... if you need it a lot, please tell our sales dept about it.

Hope that helps,

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