[pgpool-general: 4758] Re: reboot -f command does not cause failover

Tatsuo Ishii ishii at postgresql.org
Tue Jul 5 07:45:50 JST 2016

> Hi Experts,
> When I stop master's postgres service or even reboot the master's server everything works well and the slave becomes master.  However when I do reboot -f (forced reboot) on the master server pgpool does not call the failover.sh script or any other script it normally would execute when it recognizes a failure of the master.  I upgraded from version 3.5.2 to 3.5.3 but did not see any change.  Please advise.

That depends on what the system's script does when reboot -f is get
executed. If the script does not shutdown PostgreSQL politely (by
sending SIGTERM, SIGINT or SIGQUIT), pgpool-II will not notice that
PostgreSQL restarts. Ask your system administrator.

Best regards,
Tatsuo Ishii
SRA OSS, Inc. Japan
English: http://www.sraoss.co.jp/index_en.php

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