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Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>, Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Chander Ganesan <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: We should Axe /contrib/start-scripts
Date: 2009-08-27 00:59:02
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Tom Lane wrote:
>
> I was actually having second thoughts about the idea of using file
> locking.  The only environment in which I've heard of file locks not
> being trustworthy is NFS, and if you're running a DB on NFS you've
> probably got worse problems than this one.  Notably, if you mistakenly
> try to start postmasters on two different machines against the same
> NFS-mounted directory, the PID-based interlock will certainly fail, while
> file locking might save you.  So maybe we should take another look at
> that.  Has anyone heard of other contexts in which file locks don't
> work?  Has Windows got them?
>
>
>   

Yes. But they are mandatory rather than advisory, I believe.

cheers

andrew

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