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Re: Linux LSB init script

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Wolfgang Wilhelm <wolfgang20121964(at)yahoo(dot)de>
Subject: Re: Linux LSB init script
Date: 2009-09-30 17:32:11
Message-ID: 1254331931.24827.3.camel@vanquo.pezone.net (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 11:58 -0500, Kevin Grittner wrote:
> Right.  It seems that, in addition to the above, there also remains
> some disagreement about:
>  
> (1)  how much checking the script should do to provide error messages
> and exit codes which target the specific problems versus generic "I'm
> broken" messages for problems which prevent it from getting to the
> point of being able to run pg_ctl,
>  
> (2)  whether the log functions required by the standard should be
> used, or whether we should assume that output to stdout and/or stderr
> (which the standard says may be silently discarded without showing
> anywhere) should be used instead,
>  
> (3)  whether we should provide comments of the general intent of
> sections of code when the implementing code is providing functionality
> required by the standard, versus assuming that the reader can match
> the code portions to the relevant sections of the standard without
> supporting comments.

I'm not so worried about these points.  They can always be adjusted
later.  The point about how to involve pg_ctl is more critical.



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