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Re: EINTR error in SunOS

From: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
To: Qingqing Zhou <zhouqq(at)cs(dot)toronto(dot)edu>
Cc: Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: EINTR error in SunOS
Date: 2005-12-31 21:50:49
Message-ID: 20051231215049.GC634@svana.org (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, Dec 31, 2005 at 04:46:02PM -0500, Qingqing Zhou wrote:
> Is that by default the EINTR is truned off in NFS? If so, I don't see that
> will be a problem. Sorry for my limited knowledge, is there any
> requirements/benefits that people turn on EINTR?

I wont speak for anyone else, but the reason I set intr on for NFS
mounts is so that if I turn off the file server I don't get unkillable
processes on the client. Messy sure, and maybe there's a better
solution made since but I really don't like processes stuck in D state
(ie kill -9 won't work). Better the program die in some wierd way than
that...

Have a nice day,
-- 
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> Patent. n. Genius is 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration. A patent is a
> tool for doing 5% of the work and then sitting around waiting for someone
> else to do the other 95% so you can sue them.

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