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Re: [HACKERS] [PATCHES] fork/exec patch

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Steve Tibbett" <stibbett(at)zim(dot)biz>,"pgsql-hackers-win32" <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] [PATCHES] fork/exec patch
Date: 2003-12-16 19:30:28
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>>We'd probably need a tool like "pgsignal" or something that 
>>would send signals to the backends. Since you can't use the 
>>kill commandline tool (that one only supports what would be 
>>called kill -9 on unix)
>
>When the user says "net stop postmaster", an entry point in
>postmaster will be called by the Service Control Manager. Then
>postmaster will have to send the signals to the other processes
>asking them to stop and presumably wait for them to stop before
>terminating itself.

Absolutely, but there are other signals to send, no? Or you might want
to send a signal directly to a backend (to cancel for example), as you
can do on Unix.

//Magnus

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