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

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How to shoot yourself in the foot: kill -9 postmaster
Date: 2001-03-06 03:08:26
Message-ID: 200103060308.WAA21728@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > This will try a pg_ctl shutdown for 60 seconds, then kill pg_ctl.  You
> > would then need a kill of you own.
> 
> I missed something somehwere: wasn't the consensus a few weeks ago that
> pg_ctl shouldn't be used for a system initscript?  Or did I black out
> that day? :-)  I certainly have no problem using pg_ctl for this purpose
> -- as I have been using pg_ctl to start postmaster all along (then why
> am I not using it to stop -- don't answer that :-))......

I don't remember that discussion.  My guess was that you didn't want
pg_ctl to hang forever.  My script handles that, I think.

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