send_abort_for_kill Developer Parameter

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

By default, after attempting to stop a child process with SIGQUIT, the postmaster will wait five seconds and then send SIGKILL to force immediate termination. When this option is set to on, SIGABRT is sent instead of SIGKILL. That normally results in production of a core dump file for each such child process. This can be handy for investigating the states of stuck child processes. 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.