On Feb24, 2011, at 04:14 , Robert Haas wrote:
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Tom Lane t...@sss.pgh.pa.us wrote:
IOW, at least on Linux, you *can* arrange to get a signal when your
parent process dies.
That's pretty cool.
Not sure how ugly it'd be to use this call when available and a time
delay when not, but it's something to think about.
Yeah. It may be worth thinking about whether we want to use the
postmaster-pipe trick someone was proposing. That might be more
FWIW, I did some experiments which this when it was discussion a while ago.
To actually get a signal when the parent dies, I set the FASYNC flag
on the pipe's receiving end's fd. To be able to signal multiple children
using only one pipe, I set the fd's owner to -getgrp() using
fcntl(F_SETOWN). On both linux and OSX 10.6 this caused SIGIO to be sent
to all processes in the process group once sending end of the pipe was
I don't have access to any other Unixes to test this on, but I since it
works on OSX chances are high that it'll work on FreeBSD also.
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