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Re: "pg_ctl promote" exit status

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Dhruv Ahuja <dhruvahuja(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-cluster-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: "pg_ctl promote" exit status
Date: 2012-10-22 21:02:13
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On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 5:33 AM, Dhruv Ahuja <dhruvahuja(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> Hello
> The "pg_ctl promote" command returns an exit code of 1 when the server
> is not in standby mode, and the same exit code of 1 when the server
> isn't started at all. The only difference at the time being is the
> string output at the time, which FYI are...
> pg_ctl: cannot promote server; server is not in standby mode
> ...and...
> pg_ctl: PID file "/var/lib/pgsql/9.1/data/" does not exist
> Is server running?
> ...respectively.
> I am in the process of developing a clustering solution around luci
> and rgmanager (in Red Hat EL 6) and for the time being, am basing it
> off the string output. Maybe each different exit reason should have a
> unique exit code, whatever my logic and approach to solving this
> problem be?

I suggest reposting this on pgsql-hackers.  This mailing list is mostly dead.[1]

Robert Haas
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

[1] with apologies to S. Morgenstern

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