On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 07:30:36AM -0500, Travis Bauer wrote:
> Well, there were two other copies of postgress running, and at least one
> was tying up port 5432, but . . .
> I couldn't see them with 'ps' or 'ps -a', netstat did not list them as
> using a port, but it did list something as having "Active UNIX domain
> sockets," listing the tmp files I had deleted yesterday as the socket
> location (it didn't name postmaster with them). I found it by making my
> xterm quit long and running top. The showed up as being owned by
> me. Now I'm back in business, but I don't understand why they didn't
> show up in ps or ps -a.
I daresay you wanted ps -ax, since they didn't have a controlling terminal.
In future, always use ps -auwx before assuming a process doesn't exist
-- that catches them all. (Except on some SYSV-style pses, in which
case you want ps -ef, I think)
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