Josh Berkus wrote:
> >> "# What to use to start up the postmaster (we do NOT use pg_ctl for this,
> >> # as it adds no value and can cause the postmaster to misrecognize a stale
> >> # lock file)
> >> DAEMON="$prefix/bin/postmaster"
> > And? That statement was and remains perfectly correct. We don't use
> > pg_ctl to start the postmaster in the Linux initscripts, either.
> Then WTF do we have pg_ctl, and why do our docs tell people to use it?
I assume on boot we _know_ there can't be another postmaster running,
while normal pg_ctl does not know that. Perhaps we just need to state
that in the comment.
Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> http://momjian.us
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