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Re: killing a hung postgres process brings down the Postgres database server on MAC OS X!

From: Rosser Schwarz <rosser(dot)schwarz(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Qing Zhao <qzhao(at)supplyfx(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org, Kai Mildenberger <kai(at)supplyfx(dot)com>
Subject: Re: killing a hung postgres process brings down the Postgres database server on MAC OS X!
Date: 2004-09-27 23:36:02
Message-ID: 37d451f7040927163636c9f64c@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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while you weren't looking, Qing Zhao wrote:

[...]

> Is there a way to kill the dead processes/thread without really affect
> the PG server?

See: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/7.3/static/postmaster-shutdown.html

I have occasionally had to kill -9 a backend, but it's never been
pleasant.  Avoid if at all possible.

/rls

-- 
:wq

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