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
But, thanks for the clarification, as I had misunderstood what you
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