Re: pg_ctl/pg_rewind tests vs. slow AIX buildfarm members

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Michael Paquier <michael(dot)paquier(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, Noah Misch <noah(at)leadboat(dot)com>, PostgreSQL mailing lists <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_ctl/pg_rewind tests vs. slow AIX buildfarm members
Date: 2015-10-09 16:06:43
Message-ID: 20151009160643.GM4405@alvherre.pgsql
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Michael Paquier wrote:

> > That would be WaitForSingleObject(handle, ms_timeout) ==
> > WAIT_OBJECT_0, no? The handle should be picked up from
> > CreateRestrictedProcess, and I think that CloseHandle should not be
> > called on pi.hProcess if we are going to wait for it afterwards.
> > Reference:
> >
> I had a look at that, and attached is an updated patch showing the
> concept of using an HANDLE that pg_ctl waits for.

I wonder if you are interested in rewriting this whole thing to not use
cmd.exe at all, which as I understand is just about output redirection.
Earlier in the thread I pointed out that on Microsoft docs they claim
that you can redirect stdout/stderr when creating a new process without
going through cmd.exe; see

Álvaro Herrera
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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