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Re: fork/exec patch

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Claudio Natoli <claudio(dot)natoli(at)memetrics(dot)com>
Cc: "'pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: fork/exec patch
Date: 2003-12-17 15:27:58
Message-ID: 200312171527.hBHFRwY04948@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Claudio Natoli wrote:
> 
> [Thought I replied to this already]
> 
> > I am now thinking we have to remove pgsql/data/pgsql_tmp
> > unconditionally:
> > [snip]
> > The reason is that if they stop a postmaster that is 
> > fork/exec, install
> > a non-exec postmaster, and restart, we should still clear out that
> > directory.  I guess what i am saying is that I don't want to tie the
> > directory format to the exec() case of the binary.
> 
> Could do. On the other hand, it is a directory for a small number (usually
> zero) of tmp files.
> 
> More pertitently, is *anyone* even going to use fork/exec? Whilst there is
> no reason (yet) why someone couldn't, other than for development, why would
> anyone want to? I've only really been seeing it as a stepping stone to
> pushing the Win32 port out...

Agreed.  Forget my idea.

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