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Re: [BUGS] BUG #5305: Postgres service stops when closing Windows session

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Chris Travers <chris(at)metatrontech(dot)com>, Cristian Bittel <cbittel(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [BUGS] BUG #5305: Postgres service stops when closing Windows session
Date: 2010-08-26 18:47:36
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On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 9:58 AM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
>> Robert Haas wrote:
>>> Yeah, that seems very plausible, although exactly how to verify I don't know.
>
>> And here is confirmation from the Microsoft web site:
>
>>       In some instances, calling GetExitCode() against the failed process
>>       indicates the following exit code:
>>       128L ERROR_WAIT_NO_CHILDREN - There are no child processes to wait for.
>
> Given the existence of the deadman switch mechanism (which I hadn't
> remembered when this thread started), I'm coming around to the idea that
> we could just treat exit(128) as nonfatal on Windows.  If for some
> reason the child hadn't died instantly at startup, the deadman switch
> would distinguish that from the case described here.

So do you want to code this up?

-- 
Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise Postgres Company

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