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Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts

From: "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
To: "Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,"Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "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 20:09:08
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Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote: 
> Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:
>> we do NOT use pg_ctl for [postmaster start], as it adds no value
>> and can cause the postmaster to misrecognize a stale lock file
> And?  That statement was and remains perfectly correct.
Is this mentioned in the documentation somewhere that I've missed?
I'm curious what the issues are, and why we can solve it in a bash
script but not pg_ctl.

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