Re: Improving backend startup interlock

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Giles Lean <giles(at)nemeton(dot)com(dot)au>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Improving backend startup interlock
Date: 2002-10-04 02:45:51
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Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> Have people considered flock (advisory locking) on the
> file for backend detection?

$ man flock
No manual entry for flock.

HPUX has generally taken the position of adopting both BSD and SysV
features, so if it doesn't exist here, it's not portable to older
Unixen ...

regards, tom lane

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