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Re: Postgres server crash

From: Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>
To: "Craig A(dot) James" <cjames(at)modgraph-usa(dot)com>,'Postgresql Performance' <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Postgres server crash
Date: 2006-11-16 18:22:10
Message-ID: 455CAC52.4050205@archonet.com (view raw or flat)
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Craig A. James wrote:
> Richard Huxton wrote:
>> If a "kill -9" as root doesn't get rid of them, I think I'm right in 
>> saying that it's a kernel-level problem rather than something else.
> 
> Sorry I didn't clarify that.  "kill -9" did kill them.  Other signals 
> did not.  It wasn't until I manually intervened with the "kill -9" that 
> the system began the recovery process.

Ah, when you said "unkillable" in the first msg I jumped to the wrong 
conclusion.

In that case, see Tom's answer.

-- 
   Richard Huxton
   Archonet Ltd

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