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Re: Pg_autovacuum script.

Thomas F. O'Connell
A while back, I wrote this:

While not exactly an init script, it sanely avoids multiply starting

Then I did this:

which is a proper init script.

Thanks for prompting me to post it! Now there are some options!

But I'm hopeful that autovacuum will be integrated into 8.1, thereby
laying this issue to rest.


Thomas F. O'Connell
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On Apr 10, 2005, at 10:19 PM, Theo Galanakis wrote:

> Since I could not locate anything similar on the net, I have written a
> script to automatically start and stop the autovacuum daemon. This
> should be added to the existing postgresql script.
>  Please let me know if you can see any shortcomings. I have taken into
> consideration that more than one postmaster may be running on the same
> machine, so I have stored the pg_autovacuum pid into a file, which is
> referenced when bringing down the postmaster instance. I have not gone
> to the effort of including all the pg_autovacuum parameters, you can
> add them at will.
>  One issue I can foresee is maintainability, where you will have to
> update the postgresql script file with the snippets below, every
> postgres upgrade.
> Here are the snippets :
>  This goes where all the other init scripts are located.
> # Initialize pg_autovacuum defaults. Theo Galanakis 11/04/2005
> PGAUTO_LOGFILE=/var/lib/pg_autovacuum.log
> Added to the end of the Start function.
>  # Start pg_autovacuum. Theo Galanakis 11/05/2005
>         PAUTO_START=$"Starting pg_autovacuum service: "
>         echo -n "$PAUTO_START"
>         pg_autovacuum -D -s ${PGAUTO_SLEEP} -p ${PGPORT} -U postgres
>         pg_autovacuum_pid=`pidof -s $PGENGINE/pg_autovacuum`
>         if [ $pg_autovacuum_pid ]
>         then
>            success "$PAUTO_START"
>            echo $pg_autovacuum_pid >
> /var/run/pg_autovacuum.${PGPORT}.pid
>            echo
>         else
>            failure "$PAUTO_START"
>            echo
>         fi
> Added to the end of the Stop function.
> # Stop pg_autovaccum. Theo Galanakis 11/04/2005
>         echo -n $"Stopping pg_autovacuum service: "
>         pg_autovacuum_pid=`head -n 1
> /var/run/pg_autovacuum.${PGPORT}.pid`
>         kill -TERM $pg_autovacuum_pid
>         ret=`ps --no-heading ${pg_autovacuum_pid}`
>         if [ -z "$ret" ]
>         then
>                 echo_success
>         else
>                 echo_failure
>         fi
>         echo
>         rm -f /var/run/pg_autovacuum.${PGPORT}.pid
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