On Tuesday 04 May 2004 13:47, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> > I played a bit with that code. According to Microsoft samples
> > for service managers, errors and events should be logged to
> > eventlog. so I added a function (almost copy of sample
> > service code), it's a messy, but it was enough to see what is
> > happening with the service.
> Consider using ereport() if it's available at that time - then it'll go
> to the correct place. Otherwise, look at the code in
> backend/utils/error/elog.c, and the write_eventlog() function. Might
> want to make that one non-static and call that one. That way we're sure
> the messages end up in the same category in the eventlog.

Ooops, I was not aware that this already exists !!!
I'll try to do as You suggested !

> > 1.
> > I'll try to describe what happens in few steps:
> > a.) register service using:
> > C:\msys\1.0\local\pgsql\bin\postmaster /register postgres -D
> > C:/msys/1.0/local/pgsql/data
> > b.) start service manager
> > c.) start the service (it starts fine)
> > d.) unregister service using: C:\msys\1.0\local\pgsql\bin\postmaster
> > /unregister postgres
> >
> > After that postgres "status type" in service manager changes
> > to "disabled", and I'm unable to do anything with service.
> Yes, this is normal if you unregister a service *while it is running*.
> > The only way is restarting NT. It seems that this happens no
> > matter service is started or stopped, enough is that service
> > manager is started and cursor is positioned on "postgres"
> > service. Is this some kind of Win bug ?
> It shuold not happen when it's not started. In that case, it should be
> enough to restart the services MMC snapin. Or if you're on NT4, you need
> to restart the control panel (uh, maybe even logout/in). But you
> shouldn't need a reboot.

No, it is not running, just cursor positioned on "postgresql" service in 
service manager, and yes, You are right - logoff was enough.

> > 2.
> > When invalid parameter for postmaster is set, for example: -D
> > C:/msys/1.0/local/pgsql/dataX, CreateProcess returns true,
> > but postmaster exit with FATAL. How can we detect this
> > situation and send the postmaster error string into log ?
> postgresql.conf, set log_destination to eventlog. That should put it in
> a place you can see it.
> //Magnus
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