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Re: How to shoot yourself in the foot: kill -9 postmaster

From: Alfred Perlstein <bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net>
To: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Hiroshi Inoue <Inoue(at)tpf(dot)co(dot)jp>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How to shoot yourself in the foot: kill -9 postmaster
Date: 2001-03-06 19:49:45
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* Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org> [010306 11:39] wrote:
> Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > Not only note the shm_nattch type, but also shm_segsz, and the "unused"
> > fields in between.  I don't know a thing about the Linux kernel sources,
> > but this doesn't seem right.
> Red Hat 7, right?  My RedHat 7 system isn't running RH 7 right now (it's
> this notebook that I'm running Win95 on right now), but see which RPM's
> own the two headers.  You may be in for a shock.  IIRC, the first system
> include is from the 2.4 kernel, and the second in the kernel source tree
> is from the 2.2 kernel.
> Odd, but not really broken.  Should be fixed in the latest public beta
> of RedHat, that actually has the 2.4 kernel.  I can't really say any
> more about that, however.

Y'know, I was only kidding about Linux going out of its way to
defeat the 'shm_nattch' trick... *sigh*

As a FreeBSD developer I'm wondering if Linux keeps compatibility
calls around for old binaries or not.  Any idea?

-Alfred Perlstein - [bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net|alfred(at)freebsd(dot)org]

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