send_abort_for_crash Developer Parameter

Type: bool
Default: off
Context: sighup
Restart: false
Since: 16

By default, after a backend crash the postmaster will stop remaining child processes by sending them SIGQUIT signals, which permits them to exit more-or-less gracefully. When this option is set to on, SIGABRT is sent instead. That normally results in production of a core dump file for each such child process. This can be handy for investigating the states of other processes after a crash. It can also consume lots of disk space in the event of repeated crashes, so do not enable this on systems you are not monitoring carefully. Beware that no support exists for cleaning up the core file(s) automatically. This parameter can only be set in the postgresql.conf file or on the server command line.