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Process management

From: Christopher Browne
Subject: Process management
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 12:01:36 -0500
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I have a case where I'd be keen on (carefully!) killing some old
processes that are database connections.

In particular, the following (AIX) ps command shows 3 plausible
candidates, where the first one, with start time on November 19th, is
the one I'd like to kill off.

twcsds003[/home/postgres]$ ps auxw | egrep "whois" 
postgres 4767900  0.0  0.0 7836 12048  pts/7 A      Nov 19  1:25 postgres: 
whois oxrsorg idle 
postgres 3784818  0.0  0.0 7496 11420  pts/7 A    07:06:30  0:02 postgres: 
whois oxrsorg idle 
postgres 4243692  0.0  0.0 7328 11424  pts/7 A    05:49:22  0:02 postgres: 
whois oxrsorg idle 
postgres 3703014  0.0  0.0  236   248  pts/3 A    16:39:16  0:00 egrep whois 

Should the following seem reasonable?  I have an issue with tminus()
being underdocumented...

{ olddbconns
  command="postgres: whois oxrs"
  FromSTime: "tminus(1,1,1,1,1,1)" ###
  ToSTime: "tminus(0,0,1,0,0,0)"   ### There is no documentation for
                                   ### tminus args...  I assume
                                   ### tminus(YY,MM,DD,hh,mm,ss)???

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