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

From: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How to shoot yourself in the foot: kill -9 postmaster
Date: 2001-03-06 01:46:41
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Tom Lane wrote:
> checkpoint record.  Clueless admins who resort to kill -9 as a routine
> admin tool *will* lose their databases.  Moreover, the init scripts
> that are running around now are dangerous weapons if used with 7.1.

Thanks for the headsup, Tom.  Time to nix killproc and do something
cleaner -- compatible, but cleaner.  I'll have to research what the
defaults are for later RH's -- but, as 6.1 is one of my target platforms
at this time, I have to fix that issue for sure.
--
Lamar Owen
WGCR Internet Radio
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