On Thursday 13 February 2003 21:49, Tom Lane wrote:
> Oliver Elphick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > need is verified, I could do this by moving the pid file from
> > $PGDATA/postmaster.pid to /var/run/postgresql/5432.pid and similarly for
> > other ports.  This would also have the benefit of being more FHS
> > compliant  What do people think about that?

> No chance at all.  Breaking the connection between the data directory
> and the postmaster.pid file means we don't have an interlock against
> starting two postmasters in the same data directory.

It's not a pid file in the /var/run sense, really.  It's an interlock for 
PGDATA.  So it might be argued that postmaster.pid is misnamed.
Lamar Owen
WGCR Internet Radio
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