On Fri, 2003-02-14 at 02:49, Tom Lane wrote: > Oliver Elphick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > I'm not entirely sure why SE Linux has a problem, seeing that postgres > > needs read-write access to all the files in $PGDATA, but assuming the > > 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.
Yes; that would take a lot of effort to get round. Not worth it, I think. > I do not see the argument for moving the pid file anyway. Surely no > one's going to tell us that the postmaster shouldn't have write access > to the data directory? I'm waiting for a response on that one; I don't understand it either. -- Oliver Elphick [EMAIL PROTECTED] Isle of Wight, UK http://www.lfix.co.uk/oliver GPG: 1024D/3E1D0C1C: CA12 09E0 E8D5 8870 5839 932A 614D 4C34 3E1D 0C1C ======================================== "God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us." Psalms 67:1 ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 2: you can get off all lists at once with the unregister command (send "unregister YourEmailAddressHere" to [EMAIL PROTECTED])