pg_reload_conf() is a system function which instructs PostgreSQL to reload its configuration by sending a
pg_reload_conf() was added in PostgreSQL 8.1.
PostgreSQL can also be instructed to reload its configuration by one of the following methods:
- directly sending a
SIGHUPsignal to the postmaster process
A full restart of the PostgreSQL instance will of cause also cause the new configuration to be read.