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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] on behalf of Magnus Hagander
Sent: Sun 7/25/2004 12:07 PM
To: Tom Lane; Bruce Momjian
Cc: Josh Berkus; PostgreSQL-patches
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] [HACKERS] Function to kill backend 
> >much further.  I recall being voted down though ...

> That's not quite the argument I think I had :-) But withuot being able
> to kill the backends, there just no way for me to handle the sitaution
> when I have a hundred clients eating up all available connections and/or
> memory, just sitting idle, because of some freak bug in a client. 

The first time I used it was for precisely this reason - some buggy PHP code opened 
hundreds of connections to a dev server which then remained open doing nothing except 
wasting resources. It was particularly useful in that case as I didn't have access to 
the web server at the time.

Shortly afterwards I added support to pgAdmin's server status tool which has proven 
quite handy (although I will admit, mainly for canceling ather than terminating).

I don't know the details of how it works, but is it any worse/better than 'kill -9' 
(which iirc is no longer considered an absolute no-no)?

Regards, Dave

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