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Re: [HACKERS] postmaster locking issues.

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu (Thomas G(dot) Lockhart)
Cc: Bill(dot)Allie(at)mug(dot)org, tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us, taral(at)mail(dot)utexas(dot)edu, hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] postmaster locking issues.
Date: 1998-10-12 13:48:50
Message-ID: 199810121348.JAA01524@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> > >> 5.  The port lock will be kept in '/var/opt/pgsql/lock/'.
> 
> As everyone has pointed out, we can't count on a specific convention for
> where the lock file should go. However, we can probably count on a
> convention to be followed on a particular OS. That would seem to be
> something to define in Makefile.port, which could then be overridden by
> a configure option or Makefile.custom entry.
> 
> On my RedHat Linux systems, the appropriate place seems to be /var/lock
> or /var/lock/pgsql.

I have talked to Billy.  I see no real value to try chasing around
OS-specific lock file locations.  /tmp is fine, and if they don't have
sticky bits in /tmp, they have much larger problems than the location of
the lock file.

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