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Re: pg_ctl -D?

From: Ray Stell <stellr(at)cns(dot)vt(dot)edu>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_ctl -D?
Date: 2006-10-04 17:05:36
Message-ID: 20061004170536.GB12674@cns.vt.edu (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 12:57:35PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Ray Stell <stellr(at)cns(dot)vt(dot)edu> writes:
> > pg_ctl seems to want to be told where "data" is:
> > pg_ctl stop [-W] [-s] [-D datadir] 
> 
> > I've been scattering data across spindles and mount points.
> 
> Via tablespaces you mean?  

correct, to try to mitigate i/o contention.  Doesn't this make
sense to do this?


> pg_ctl only cares about the top-level data
> directory (basically, so that it can find the postmaster.pid lock file).

good, maybe a note to this effect is the pg_ctl doc page is in order.

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