On Sat, Dec 26, 2015 at 5:41 PM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> On 2015-12-26 12:22:48 +0100, Andres Freund wrote:
> > > > 3) Replace the postmaster_alive_fds socketpair by some other
> > > > mechanism. E.g. sending a procsignal to each backend, which sets
> > > > latch and a special flag in the latch structure.
> > >
> > > And what would send the signal? The entire point here is to notice the
> > > situation where the postmaster has crashed. It can *not* depend on the
> > > postmaster taking some action.
> > Ahem. Um. Look, over there --->
> > I blame it on all the food.
> A unportable and easy version of this, actually making sense this time,
> would be to use prctl(PR_SET_PDEATHSIG, SIGQUIT). That'd send SIGQUIT to
> backends whenever postmaster dies. Obviously that's not portable
> either - doing this for linux only wouldn't be all that kludgey tho.
There is a way to make backends exit in Windows as well by using
JobObjects and use limitFlags as JOB_OBJECT_LIMIT_KILL_ON_JOB_CLOSE