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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: 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 03:27:23
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org> writes:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> >> If you think it's easy enough, enlighten the rest of us ;-).
> > If postgres reported PGDATA on the command line it would be easy enough.
 
> In ps status you mean?  I don't think we are prepared to require ps
> status functionality to let the system start up... we'd lose a number
> of supported platforms that way.

That is one downside.  A major downside.  Again, alot of work to protect
the Barney Fife's out there.

> In the case of an actual crash and restart, postgres should come back up
> without help.  However, the situation here is not a crash, it is
> incomplete admin intervention.  I don't think that expecting the admin

Is it a correct assumption that this is the only time postmaster might
drop out?

But, thanks for the clarification, as I had misunderstood what you
meant.
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Lamar Owen
WGCR Internet Radio
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