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Re: How to shoot yourself in the foot: kill -9 postmaster

From: ncm(at)zembu(dot)com (Nathan Myers)
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How to shoot yourself in the foot: kill -9 postmaster
Date: 2001-03-06 02:19:25
Message-ID: 20010305181925.C624@store.zembu.com (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 08:55:41PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > killproc should send a kill -15 to the process, wait a few seconds for
> > it to exit.  If it does not, try kill -1, and if that doesn't kill it,
> > then kill -9.
> 
> Tell it to the Linux people ... this is their boot-script code we're
> talking about.

Not to be a zealot, but this isn't _Linux_ boot-script code, it's
_Red Hat_ boot-script code.  Red Hat would like for us all to confuse
the two, but they jes' ain't the same.  (As a rule of thumb, where it
works right, credit Linux; where it doesn't, blame Red Hat. :-)

Nathan Myers
ncm(at)zembu(dot)com

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