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Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts

From: Chander Ganesan <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Aidan Van Dyk <aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca>, Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts
Date: 2009-08-26 00:44:17
Message-ID: 4A948561.40908@otg-nc.com (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Aidan Van Dyk <aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca> writes:
>   
>> Can postmaster keep a exclusive lock on its own pid file the entire time it's
>> running?
>>     
>
> That's been discussed, but file locking isn't all that portable or
> trustworthy :-(
>
> 			regards, tom lane
>   
What about having a special request via the socket file asking for its 
data directory (not over the network)?  Or even to have it just update 
the timestamp on its pid file...

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