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What is pg_ctl.exe?

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How does pg_ctl.exe run?

Service - pg_ctl.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'postgresql-8.3' (PostgreSQL Server 8.3). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. PostgreSQL Server 8.3 runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the pg_ctl.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of pg_ctl.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pg_ctl.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU77.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.21 MB RAM10.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\postgresql\8.3\bin\pg_ctl.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by PostgreSQL.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: pg_ctl.exe
Name: PostgreSQL
Description: pg_ctl - starts/stops/restarts the PostgreSQL server
Version: 8.3.18
Size: 64 KB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000363714%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000286613%
User CPU: 0.00000771005705%
Privileged CPU time: 171.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 34.52 MB
Peak committed memory: 38.89 MB
Paged memory: 2.21 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.25 MB
Paged system memory: 52.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.85 KB
Working set memory: 5.82 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.82 MB
Min working set memory: 4.99 MB
Private memory: 2.21 MB
Page faults: 1,565
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 20
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 33.96 KB
Read transfer /min: 7 Bytes
Total write operations: 6
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 108 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 726
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 20.32 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 80
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/8.3/bin/pg_ctl.exe" runservice -N "postgresql-8.3" -D "C:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/8.3/data" -w

Service details

Name: PostgreSQL Server 8.3
Service name: postgresql-8.3
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: be20748e56e54b55970222fe81b84a07
SHA-1: 8a403a37163c59ccd1fa8fd1c64bc12d1fa9b41b

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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