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Re: [HACKERS] Open 6.4 items

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org (Marc G(dot) Fournier)
Cc: hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Open 6.4 items
Date: 1998-10-06 01:56:50
Message-ID: 199810060156.VAA23130@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> On Fri, 2 Oct 1998, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> 
> > Serious Bugs
> > ------------
> > change pg args for platforms that don't support argv changes
> > 	(setproctitle()?, sendmail hack?)
> 
> 	I'll try and dive into this on Tuesday night...maybe even
> afternoon...will use sendmail as a basis for it, which *should* hit most
> of the operating systems out there...

Let me remind you what has to be done.

We need to use set_proctitle() for those platforms that have it.  I
don't have it here, but Linux does.

Second, we need to determine if set_proctitle is a cheap function by
looking at the library source code.

Third, we need a 'configure' test to see if the modification of argv[0]
displays in the ps output.

If modification of argv[0] works, use it, as the current code does.

If not, then if set_proctitle() is available, use to change the backend
'ps' display on backend startup, and if it is cheap, use it to change
status for every command.

If a platform has neither, use the sendmail code to change the ps
display on backend startup only.  The sendmail code it so slow to use
for every command, I think.

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