Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 16:08:49 +0100,
> Martin Pitt <martin(at)piware(dot)de> wrote:
>>A while ago we received the bug report below against pg_autovacuum.
>>Since it runs as a daemon, it should detach from its controlling
>>terminal by executing sth like
>> int nullfd = open("/dev/null", O_RDWR);
>> dup2(nullfd, 0);
>> dup2(nullfd, 1);
>> dup2(nullfd, 2);
>> if (nullfd != 0 && nullfd != 1 && nullfd != 2)
>>(taken from syslog-ng which does it properly).
>That doesn't look like a good idea. This will prevent any logging to
>stdout or stderr.
>If you don't want that ability you can redirect the stdin, stdout and
I have stayed quiet about this since I wanted to hear what others
thought of the above suggest fix. I took the detach code straight from
the postmaster daemonize function. Perhaps I didn't do something right
but that was the example I followed. Thoughts? Anyone else had this
BTW, I think this will be moon in 7.5 since it looks like pg_autovaccum
will be launched by the postmaster.
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