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Re: question on forced-killing the postmaster

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: shadowbox(at)punkass(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: question on forced-killing the postmaster
Date: 2004-04-20 18:17:03
Message-ID: 20040420181703.GE11203@wolff.to (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 15:42:35 +0800,
  shadowbox(at)punkass(dot)com wrote:
> why is it bad to kill -9 the postmaster? any links? i'm wondering why
> is it bad...

There might be more detail in the FAQ, but what I remember is that the
main issue is that shared memory doesn't necessarily get cleaned up
properly. You don't have to worry about losing committed transactions.

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