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Re: Understanding ps -ef "command" column

From: "Douglas McNaught" <doug(at)mcnaught(dot)org>
To: "David Jaquay" <djaquay(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Understanding ps -ef "command" column
Date: 2008-02-22 16:28:34
Message-ID: 5ded07e00802220828u2b24d2e4kbb862c3d623030f5@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On 2/22/08, David Jaquay <djaquay(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> When I do a ps -ef, in the command column, I see:
>
> postgres: postgres dbname 10.170.1.60(57413) idle
>
> I get all of this, except the "57413".  What does this mean, and more
> importantly, how can I tie that number back to a connection that I've
> acquired via JDBC?

At a guess, it's the ephemeral port number used by the client
connection.  It might be hard to track back in Java because I don't
think the JDBC driver gives you access to the underlying Socket object
(which you could query to find out its local port).

-Doug

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