postgresql-8.01 and 8.1 ready

Reini Urban
Tue Sep 27 20:04:00 GMT 2005

Jason Tishler wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 01:45:45PM +0100, Reini Urban wrote:
>>Signal TERM is correctly handled by postmaster, postmaster running as
>>SYSTEM owned service.  So --termsig INT is not needed anymore.
> AFAICT, SIGTERM was always handled by postmaster.
>>I'd prefer TERM over INT: smart shutdown vs. fast shutdown
> The "problem" with smart shutdown is it waits for all clients to
> disconnect before shutting down.  So, Windows will eventually just kill
> postmaster during machine shut down if at least one client is still
> connected.  This is why I recommended using SIGINT in my README.  IMO, a
> fast shutdown is better than the possibility of an aborted smart
> shutdown.  Of course, a DBA if free to configure PostgreSQL however they
> see fit.

Thanks for the explanation! I should add this to the new README as well.
I'll release an updated package with the minor --termsig INT change in 
the init.d script then.
Just building gdal, geos, postgis and slony-I, BTW.

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