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Re: [ADMIN] Re: Re: [PORTS] pgmonitor and Solaris

From: Alfred Perlstein <bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net>
To: Karel Zak <zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Larry Rosenman <ler(at)lerctr(dot)org>, Mathijs Brands <mathijs(at)ilse(dot)nl>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] Re: Re: [PORTS] pgmonitor and Solaris
Date: 2001-03-29 19:57:30
Message-ID: 20010329115730.E9431@fw.wintelcom.net (view raw or flat)
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* Karel Zak <zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz> [010329 03:10] wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 04:10:52PM -0800, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> > * Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> [010328 16:07] wrote:
> > > Larry Rosenman <ler(at)lerctr(dot)org> writes:
> > > > FYI, the WU-FTPD code (2.6.0 or better) has a couple of more platforms 
> > > > including UnixWare.  The UnixWare code will need /dev/kmem permission to 
> > > > change it's stuff, so I don't know whether we want to do this or not, but 
> > > > if people are looking at the ps stuff, please look at this as well.
> > > 
> > > Well, *I* sure wouldn't run Postgres with write permission on /dev/kmem.
> > > Especially not just to make ps_status work...
> > 
> > Wow... is this all for "pgmonitor"?
> > 
> > sorry, just my opinion...
> > 
> > If it for pgmonitor then you guys ought to just mark it broken on
> > these platforms, the non-"ps based" solution could have been
> > implemented with all the time wasted trying to get the "ps based"
> > hack working. :(
> 
>  If is still a mind for (IMHO) terrible work with 'ps'... not sure if 
> it's interesting, but exist cross-platforms library for processes 
> information loading - the libgtop. Supports:
> 
> 	* All versions of Linux
> 	* FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD
> 	* BSD/OS
> 	* Digital Unix
> 	* Solaris
> 	* ..and may be others
> 
>  Sure, it's in C :-)

And infected with the GPV, not even the LGPV... not worth it. :)

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