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Re: PGSTAT start failure probably shouldn't disable Postgres

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PGSTAT start failure probably shouldn't disable Postgres
Date: 2002-03-30 20:36:18
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Tom Lane wrote:
> We've seen several reports now of 7.2 postmasters failing to start
> because of weird networking setups --- if it's impossible to create
> a loopback UDP port on, 7.2 will exit with
> 	PGSTAT: bind(2): Cannot assign requested address
> It occurs to me that a more friendly behavior would be to disable
> statistics gathering and proceed with startup anyway.  Any objections?

Agreed.  Throw an elog(LOG) and continue.

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