> sure enough.. well, try this on your OS and you can find out if perl
> knows how to change it. it doesn't work under solaris. the args to
> ps might be different for your system.
> perl -e '$0 = "it_works!";system "ps -p $$"'
> However, the args to the processes are so different that it seems easy
> to tell the difference.. if you're a human. computers might have
> more trouble. I've been known to use "killall postgres" (yes, I know,
> I'm bad!!)
The args don't change on a fork() either. The only way is to look at
the parent of all the postgres children.
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