On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 11:58 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> I think this argument is bogus: if this is a real issue, then no use of
> kill() anytime, by anyone, is safe.  In practice I believe that Unix
> systems avoid recycling PIDs right away so as to offer some protection.

I'm not sure they do anything more sophisticated than cycling through
a sufficiently-large PID space, but whether it's that or something
else, I guess it must be adequate or they'd have enlarged the space...

Robert Haas
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