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Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts

From: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>, "Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, "Chander Ganesan" <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com>, "PostgreSQL-development" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts
Date: 2009-08-19 21:14:28
Message-ID: 3DB2AD56-D02F-48D2-85E2-FE3F0B5F75D1@kineticode.com (view raw or flat)
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On Aug 19, 2009, at 2:03 PM, Tom Lane wrote:

> These considerations don't apply to ordinary hand launching of the
> postmaster, for the primary reason that the chance of a false PID  
> match
> is several orders of magnitude smaller when you're talking about a
> manual restart --- the likely postmaster PID now ranges over the whole
> PID space instead of being within a few counts of the same thing.   
> So we
> don't need to discourage people from using pg_ctl for ordinary  
> restarts.
> The whole thing is really only a problem for initscript authors (who  
> all
> know about it by now ;-))

Nice summary, Tom. Do the distro packagers know this, though? Do we  
have notes for distro packagers somewhere?

Best,

David

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