Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> writes:
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 17:13, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> I think link(2) would create race conditions of its own. I'd be
>> inclined to suggest that maybe we should just special-case a zero length
>> postmaster.pid file as meaning "okay to proceed". In general, garbage
> That's pretty much what I meant - but with a warning message.
Actually ... wait a minute. If we allow that, don't we create a race
condition between two postmasters starting at almost the same instant?
The second one could see the lock file when the first has created but
not yet filled it.
regards, tom lane
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