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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: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>, 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 16:54:49
Message-ID: 200103061654.LAA09057@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Bruce Momjian writes:
> 
> > This will try a pg_ctl shutdown for 60 seconds, then kill pg_ctl.  You
> > would then need a kill of you own.
> 
> pg_ctl automatically times out after 60 seconds.

Oh, yea, that's right, I saw that in the documenation.  Forget my
script.  Just run pg_ctl first, then kill the postmaster if it is still
there.  Much safer than doing kill and checking because pg_ctl knows
when the system cleanly shuts down and exits.

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