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  • I would love a way to keep track of the connections/attempted connections to the postmaster. I'm thinking that when the postmaster accept()s a connection, it can just insert a record into a table ...
    Brett McCormickBrett McCormick
    Jun 3, 1998 at 3:26 am
    Jun 8, 1998 at 10:22 pm
  • Hello, After reading the recent mailing list thread about PostgreSQL not growing in popularity as fast as MySQL and the lack of a legible logo, I got bored and took a stab at some. I'd like to make a ...
    Steve LogueSteve Logue
    Jun 3, 1998 at 8:35 am
    Jun 8, 1998 at 4:39 am
  • PG_VERSION is now 6.4. initdb everyone. Or did we decide not to do this if we could help it. I think we will still need to run initdb, and move the data files. -- Bruce Momjian | 830 Blythe Avenue ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jun 9, 1998 at 11:01 pm
    Jun 30, 1998 at 4:37 am
  • I have added code to the postmaster to generate a random cancel key by calling gettimeofday() on postmaster startup and on the first invocation of a backend, and merged the micro-seconds of the two ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jun 8, 1998 at 4:29 pm
    Jun 9, 1998 at 7:21 pm
  • Morning all... Just curious, but what *is* planned for v6.4? We have a TODO list, but I imagine there are things on that TODO list that ppl are planning on for v6.4? Can we add a "planned for v6.4" ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Jun 6, 1998 at 8:05 pm
    Jun 9, 1998 at 5:29 pm
  • Off topic, but this is too good, so I am going to share anyway: For background, the official Linux logo is a drawing of a rather plump and distinctly non-threatening penguin known as 'Tux'. -dg ...
    David GouldDavid Gould
    Jun 4, 1998 at 3:18 am
    Jun 8, 1998 at 10:35 am
  • As promised, I did a little testing to see what part of this overhead is measurement error due to the nature of gprof and to see what the real overhead of various spinlock implementations are. Here ...
    David GouldDavid Gould
    Jun 9, 1998 at 11:10 pm
    Jun 15, 1998 at 10:28 pm
  • We are working on a project that IMHO give more prestige to PostgreSQL. The Hygea project concern the use of an Unix-like Operating sys- tem as "back-end" of a Client M$-windows application connected ...
    Jose' Soares Da SilvaJose' Soares Da Silva
    Jun 2, 1998 at 8:16 am
    Jun 4, 1998 at 12:24 pm
  • Hello, I really need a Standard Deviation aggregate function so I will try to write one. I know about the man pages for "create aggregate" and "create function". Is there something else I should look ...
    Chris AlbertsonChris Albertson
    Jun 5, 1998 at 1:20 am
    Jun 5, 1998 at 4:38 pm
  • Hi hackers. I am having problems with the new spinlock code on the SPARC linux platform. (Latest CVSup) The compiler doesn't seem to like the "asm" part of s_lock.h for (sparc) Here's one of the ...
    Keith ParksKeith Parks
    Jun 20, 1998 at 1:06 pm
    Jul 20, 1998 at 9:21 pm
  • they don't always work, in the case of a table with an attribute that calls a function for its default value. postgres= create function foo() returns int4 as 'select 1' language 'sql'; CREATE ...
    Brett McCormickBrett McCormick
    Jun 3, 1998 at 1:24 am
    Jun 30, 1998 at 6:13 pm
  • Since the removal of exec(), Thomas has seen, and I have confirmed that if a backend crashes, and the postmaster must reset the shared memory, no backends can connect anymore. One way to reproduce it ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jun 22, 1998 at 3:00 pm
    Jun 27, 1998 at 5:14 am
  • Hi. I'm looking for non-English-using Postgres hackers to participate in implementing NCHAR() and alternate character sets in Postgres. I think I've worked out how to do the implementation (not the ...
    Thomas G. LockhartThomas G. Lockhart
    Jun 3, 1998 at 2:19 pm
    Jun 16, 1998 at 4:48 am
  • Hey, guys... I suppose this probably belongs in questions, but I thought I might get a quicker answer here. I have a table in a customer's database that has gotten quite large via lack of vacuuming ...
    Brandon IbachBrandon Ibach
    Jun 9, 1998 at 8:21 pm
    Jun 10, 1998 at 2:12 am
  • Hello, this problem appeared quite frequently in the last two years: the libpq-function lo_export gives a segmentation fault. This happend with the current snapshot (I don't remember the date, it was ...
    Edmund MerglEdmund Mergl
    Jun 23, 1998 at 8:07 pm
    Aug 29, 1998 at 4:09 am
  • Hi. I was able to receive mail yesterday (and mostly got caught up), but am off the air again, probably at least through the weekend. So if this has already been brought up, sorry... I've been ...
    Thomas G. LockhartThomas G. Lockhart
    Jun 13, 1998 at 5:00 am
    Jun 27, 1998 at 3:49 pm
  • The machine has 128Meg of RAM, 256Meg of SWAP, and SWAP isn't even being touched... acctng= insert into radhist select * from radhist_old; FATAL 1: palloc failure: memory exhausted acctng= \q Device ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Jun 23, 1998 at 6:10 pm
    Jun 28, 1998 at 2:14 am
  • I have written a script to remove braces around single statements, if the statement is only one line in length. The macro fixup context diff was 1,200 lines, and this diff is 12k lines. Hope no one ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jun 15, 1998 at 8:38 pm
    Jun 16, 1998 at 7:25 am
  • OK, the following patch fixes the problem. Vadim, I added both function calls to index_destroy and made heap_destroy consistent with heap_destroy_with_catalog. ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jun 13, 1998 at 8:19 pm
    Jun 14, 1998 at 6:33 am
  • Hi Bruce, some great steps forward. Actually postgres is called from postmaster and display's the usage() from postgres. I have compared it with older version's but can't see anything strange here. ...
    Egon SchmidEgon Schmid
    Jun 9, 1998 at 9:20 am
    Jun 9, 1998 at 5:30 pm
  • Hi, I was trying to change to cluster command to do the its writes clustered by a 100 tuples, thus hoping to improve performance. However, the code I've written crashes. This has certainly to do with ...
    Maarten BoekholdMaarten Boekhold
    Jun 7, 1998 at 7:27 pm
    Jun 9, 1998 at 8:21 am
  • it would appear that libpq now has a outgoing data buffer associated with PGconn struct which only gets sent (with send()!?) when pqFlush gets called. the backend still appears to use and pass FILE * ...
    Brett McCormickBrett McCormick
    Jun 1, 1998 at 4:06 pm
    Jun 5, 1998 at 12:01 am
  • How about making a file specifying what to do when upgrading from one version of pg to another? Then a program, let's call it 'pgconv', would read this file and do the conversions from the old to the ...
    Mattias KregertMattias Kregert
    Jun 2, 1998 at 9:19 am
    Jun 2, 1998 at 5:31 pm
  • Hello all, e.g. I want to delete a large object with this table CREATE TABLE image ( name text, raster oid ); -- from programmer's guide in the psql foo= select lo_unlink(raster) from image; ERROR: ...
    Park, Chul-SuPark, Chul-Su
    Jun 13, 1998 at 2:13 am
    Jun 13, 1998 at 8:27 pm
  • Here is a list of usenet articles about inlining that just appeared in comp.compilers. -- Bruce Momjian | 830 Blythe Avenue maillist@candle.pha.pa.us | Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 19026 + If your life ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jun 12, 1998 at 3:28 am
    Jun 12, 1998 at 8:20 pm
  • I thought we had an agreement that GNU software could be included in postgresql without imposing a GPL on postgresql, as long as it is delivered in it's whole, probably in it's own subdirectory, with ...
    Andreas ZeugswetterAndreas Zeugswetter
    Jun 30, 1998 at 6:54 am
    Jul 19, 1998 at 4:34 am
  • I'm sending this one to both hackers and interfaces (not sure which one it really pertains to) but I have the reply-to set to interfaces. Anyway... I'm trying to set up dbd/dbi and all went well ...
    Vince VielhaberVince Vielhaber
    Jun 23, 1998 at 7:16 pm
    Jul 1, 1998 at 1:53 pm
  • I'm living in outside US and am running the export version of FreeBSD coming without DES. Problem is that if I enable the crypt password authentication, the FE on any platform other than FreeBSD will ...
    T-ishiiT-ishii
    Jun 24, 1998 at 2:04 am
    Jun 24, 1998 at 3:28 pm
  • Hi All, In the latest CVS I can get the backend to terminate quite easily with a divide by 0. postgres= select 1/0; pqReadData() -- backend closed the channel unexpectedly. This probably means the ...
    Keith ParksKeith Parks
    Jun 22, 1998 at 7:40 pm
    Jun 23, 1998 at 4:29 am
  • This message received no replies from the SQL list and I forward it to hackers looking for additional thoughts. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: I have two tables with identical structure. One table has a unique ...
    Marc Howard ZuckmanMarc Howard Zuckman
    Jun 15, 1998 at 3:53 pm
    Jun 19, 1998 at 2:47 pm
  • sas= explain update user set usrid = 'aaaaaaaa' where usrseqid=usrseqid('zlb'); NOTICE: QUERY PLAN: Seq Scan on user (cost=344.07 size=658 width=154) EXPLAIN sas= explain update user set usrid = ...
    Brett McCormickBrett McCormick
    Jun 15, 1998 at 11:42 pm
    Jun 16, 1998 at 9:41 pm
  • Hi, currently I'm writing a Web application, which should be able to interface to any SQL database. Using perl this seems to be straigt forward, mainly due to the DBI module of Tim Bunce. What makes ...
    Edmund MerglEdmund Mergl
    Jun 13, 1998 at 6:08 pm
    Jun 16, 1998 at 9:07 pm
  • Moved to pgsql-hackers... We have a list of platforms that are tested prior to each release... Solaris 2.6, 2.5.1 and SunOS 4.1.x were tested for last release by two ppl (myself included) We aren't ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Jun 8, 1998 at 11:40 am
    Jun 8, 1998 at 5:20 pm
  • I have completed a patch that shows the backend status on the 'ps' line for each process: 24081 ./bin/postmaster -i -B 401 -d -o -F -S 1024 24089 /usr/local/postgres/./bin/postgres postgres test idle ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jun 4, 1998 at 6:32 pm
    Jun 8, 1998 at 4:06 pm
  • Hi Everybody. I have problems with my CGI programs in C. When i execute the CGI, the message "Internal Server Error" is displayed in the browser. This error only ocurr when i compile the programs ...
    ADM. Diego CuevaADM. Diego Cueva
    Jun 5, 1998 at 4:51 pm
    Jun 8, 1998 at 1:04 pm
  • There are some duplicate oids in pg_proc of May30 snapshot. test= select p1.oid,p1.proname,p2.proname from pg_proc p1,pg_proc p2 where p1.oid = p2.oid and p1.proname p2.proname; oid|proname |proname ...
    T-ishiiT-ishii
    Jun 1, 1998 at 2:55 am
    Jun 2, 1998 at 12:52 am
  • I'd gone thru similar, but a more recent set of experiences have soured me. I've seen some out-of-the-box linux installations failing from overload where the equivelent in a FreeBSD environment ...
    Vince VielhaberVince Vielhaber
    Jun 1, 1998 at 12:38 am
    Jun 2, 1998 at 12:31 am
  • okay -- I've seriously updated the SSL patch (practically rewritten) and we're even using it here @ work, and it works great. If you used it before, be sure to read the info page as the behavior has ...
    Brett McCormickBrett McCormick
    Jun 26, 1998 at 4:39 am
    Aug 22, 1998 at 8:54 am
  • Hi ! Wandering on Slashdot ( http://slashdot.org ), I saw a post from someone which said he has convinced a publisher to do a book to help people migrate to free software (from Windows background, ...
    Patrice HédéPatrice Hédé
    Jun 26, 1998 at 9:05 am
    Jul 1, 1998 at 3:05 pm
  • I have renamed the BindingTable to ShmemIndex. Binding table made no sense to me, and the table is an index of shared memory structures, so the new name should be clearer. -- Bruce Momjian | 830 ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jun 27, 1998 at 3:48 pm
    Jun 28, 1998 at 2:01 am
  • pgsql-questions has been a discontinued mailing list for over a month now, actually...and, from the topic, this should be discussed on pgsql-hackers anyway :) You are using v6.3.2+patches currently?
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Jun 22, 1998 at 11:49 am
    Jun 23, 1998 at 6:59 pm
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    Chris OlivierChris Olivier
    Jun 4, 1998 at 11:23 pm
    Jun 22, 1998 at 10:29 pm
  • Real life tests done by bruce (and I also did some on Informix) showed that sorting is cheaper/faster than doing the index access, if the index does not reduce the result set substantially. The index ...
    Andreas ZeugswetterAndreas Zeugswetter
    Jun 17, 1998 at 7:33 am
    Jun 17, 1998 at 10:43 pm
  • Dear All, When my Postgres 6.2.1 has upgraded to 6.3.2 (hba enabled, pg_hba.conf contain to lines: local all trust host piter 195.242.10.174 255.255.255.255 trust ) I have trouble to connect it by my ...
    Dmitry SamersoffDmitry Samersoff
    Jun 15, 1998 at 9:05 pm
    Jun 16, 1998 at 9:13 am
  • Can someone comment on the cause of the above problem? Is it a bug to add to the TODO list? I have verified it still exists in the current sources. -- Bruce Momjian | 830 Blythe Avenue ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jun 13, 1998 at 5:17 am
    Jun 13, 1998 at 6:17 am
  • I'm not sure. I brought this up as it's something that I feel should be done somewhere in the backend, rather than in the clients, and should be thought about at this stage. I was thinking on the ...
    Peter MountPeter Mount
    Jun 4, 1998 at 9:57 am
    Jun 12, 1998 at 7:19 am
  • [reposted from pgsql-admin list] Hi, We have a rather simple database with 2 tables and 2 indices. The tables contain char, int, and bool type fields, and both has ~60000 records now. -rw------- 1 ...
    Fernezelyi MartonFernezelyi Marton
    Jun 9, 1998 at 2:02 pm
    Jun 11, 1998 at 6:08 pm
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    AlieAlie
    Jun 2, 1998 at 3:25 pm
    Jun 6, 1998 at 3:06 pm
  • Hi, First of all I would like to thank you for your work on the Statistics Module. Unfortunately a lot of books differ in their formula for variance and stdev. In Europe the below corrected ...
    Andreas ZeugswetterAndreas Zeugswetter
    Jun 5, 1998 at 10:05 am
    Jun 6, 1998 at 2:49 am
  • Actually, that entire block of "error recovery" code looks thoroughly bogus to me. I thought seriously about just ripping it out when I was modifying libpgtcl last week, but I refrained. Now I think ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Jun 4, 1998 at 5:08 pm
    Jun 5, 1998 at 6:38 am
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