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Re: How to shoot yourself in the foot: kill -9 postmaster

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>
Cc: Hiroshi Inoue <Inoue(at)tpf(dot)co(dot)jp>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How to shoot yourself in the foot: kill -9 postmaster
Date: 2001-03-06 02:40:41
Message-ID: 3731.983846441@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> The tricky part of this is not to give up the ability to restart when
>> there *has* been a crash.

> But kill -9 effectively _is_ an admin-initiated crash.

Yeah, but only a partial crash.  If the admin finishes the job by
killing the backends too, we're fine.  Postmaster down, backends alive
is not a scenario we're currently prepared for.  We need a way to plug
that gap.

			regards, tom lane

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