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Re: Current Win32 port status

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Claudio Natoli <claudio(dot)natoli(at)memetrics(dot)com>
Cc: "'pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>,"'pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Current Win32 port status
Date: 2003-12-22 07:14:09
Message-ID: 200312220714.hBM7E9g24509@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Claudio Natoli wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> just a small note to anyone who is interested in the status of this port.
> 
> Firstly, the fork/exec changes are coming along well. The first patch, for
> fork/exec'ing of backends has been accepted and applied. A second patch, for
> fork/exec'ing of the remainder of the postgres process has just been
> submitted for review. Two patches (which are essentially already completed)
> will follow this; the first to allow some further rearrangement of the
> postmaster fork/execs in preparation for the Win32 CreateProcess calls, and
> the final patch will place the actual CreateProcess calls into the
> code-base.
> 
> It is reasonable to expect that we will have this changes in place within a
> few weeks.
> 
> At that point, we will be within striking distance of a Win32 port. The
> "only" remaining barriers to a running, albeit "imperfect", implementation
> are:
> 	* signals (non-trivial, to say the least, but encouraging to see
> discussion occurring in this regard),
> 	* a workable pipe replacement

I don't have 'pipe' mentioned on the win32 patch.  Can you give details?

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