pg_reload_conf()

A system function which instructs PostgreSQL to reload its configuration

pg_reload_conf() is a system function which instructs PostgreSQL to reload its configuration by sending a SIGHUP signal.

pg_reload_conf() was added in PostgreSQL 8.1.

Alternatives

PostgreSQL can also be instructed to reload its configuration by one of the following methods:

  • directly sending a SIGHUP signal to the postmaster process
  • executing pg_ctl reload

A full restart of the PostgreSQL instance will of cause also cause the new configuration to be read.

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Categories

Configuration, Management / adminstration, System function

See also

pg_ctl, pg_conf_load_time()