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Re: restart error

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Ray Stell <stellr(at)cns(dot)vt(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: restart error
Date: 2006-10-04 17:28:37
Message-ID: 9276.1159982917@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Ray Stell <stellr(at)cns(dot)vt(dot)edu> writes:
> [postgresql(at)stell ~]$ pg_ctl restart  -D /var/pgsql/data
> waiting for postmaster to shut down............................................................... failed
> pg_ctl: postmaster does not shut down
> [postgresql(at)stell ~]$

> yet postmaster is gone:

Looking at the code, it seems that pg_ctl is waiting for the postmaster
lock file (/var/pgsql/data/postmaster.pid) to disappear.  Perhaps you've
got some kind of file permissions bollix that prevented the postmaster
from removing that file?

			regards, tom lane

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