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RE: [HACKERS] Open 6.4 items

From: "Taral" <taral(at)mail(dot)utexas(dot)edu>
To: "Bruce Momjian" <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, <Bill(dot)Allie(at)mug(dot)org>
Cc: <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>, <brook(at)trillium(dot)NMSU(dot)Edu>, <jwieck(at)debis(dot)com>, <hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: RE: [HACKERS] Open 6.4 items
Date: 1998-10-29 17:05:38
Message-ID: 000201be035e$5a417140$3b291f0a@taral (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers
> Wow, that really is strange.  Seems like with the -f, it looks in one
> place, as though it knows the child did not exec, so they params must be
> the same, while with no -f, it looks in the proper area.  The really
> weird thing is that even the postmaster is called postgres.  That is
> bizarre.

Yes. With -f, it looks in the process's argv... without, it looks in the
task struct where only the executable name was stored (no path or anything
else). It's a feature to prevent processes that spoof as something else...
(not very effective, IMHO)


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