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  • Don't know if you know this already, but since april 23, you've been on SecurityFocus.com for the cleartext passwords in pg_shadow: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/1139 I know it has been discussed ...
    Sverre H. HusebySverre H. Huseby
    May 5, 2000 at 10:40 pm
    May 9, 2000 at 9:35 pm
  • Info on the new slashdot.org setup <http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/05/18/1427203&mode=nocomment interesting because of the plans (meaning $$$) they have to improve MySql, and because they are ...
    Alessio BragadiniAlessio Bragadini
    May 18, 2000 at 4:33 pm
    May 29, 2000 at 2:33 pm
  • This worry anyone? :) v7.0, compiled today based off of CVS ... Marc G. Fournier ICQ#7615664 IRC Nick: Scrappy Systems Administrator @ hub.org primary: scrappy@hub.org secondary: ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    May 4, 2000 at 5:48 am
    May 7, 2000 at 9:43 pm
  • Moments after forwarding the link to Ben's piece on why MySQL sucks to this list, he e-mailed me the above note. Sorry for any inconvenience... - Don Baccus, Portland OR <dhogaza@pacifier.com Nature ...
    Don BaccusDon Baccus
    May 2, 2000 at 5:22 pm
    May 5, 2000 at 4:34 pm
  • I'm resubmitting this patch from a while ago, now that 7.0 is out. If you cast your minds back, this patch allows update and delete to work on inheritance hierarchies just like it now works on ...
    ChrisChris
    May 17, 2000 at 3:12 pm
    May 23, 2000 at 3:28 am
  • I am glad you did. I like the fact we are open to re-evaluate our code and consider code from outside sources. Many open-source efforts have problems with code-not-made-here. -- Bruce Momjian | ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 16, 2000 at 5:53 pm
    May 20, 2000 at 5:02 pm
  • Yup. Seems some form of jdk-1.2 works for me. But my default /usr/bin/javac (on an old RH5.2 system), something called "pizza", does not. Do you still need them? I can send what I built, but I'm ...
    Thomas LockhartThomas Lockhart
    May 2, 2000 at 1:57 am
    May 5, 2000 at 3:50 am
  • Well, I've read SDB code/doc for a few hours... 1. Using RECNO db for heap. For relational DB over-writing smgr means ability to re-use space after DELETE/UPDATE operations (without vacuum -:)). ...
    Mikheev, VadimMikheev, Vadim
    May 21, 2000 at 1:48 am
    May 29, 2000 at 10:14 pm
  • right, and my point was that, up until now, we've worked at making sure that the whole thing is self-contained ... as soon as we throw in a third-party piece of software that is *efffectively* our ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    May 15, 2000 at 5:37 pm
    May 17, 2000 at 11:56 am
  • The "gcore" command (on most modern unices) will generate a core dump of a running process without killing the process. It seems that would be more useful in this circumstance. -Michael Robinson
    Michael RobinsonMichael Robinson
    May 8, 2000 at 2:49 am
    May 9, 2000 at 2:00 pm
  • Seems we should have pg_hba.conf and other files in a separate directory, not /data. Comments? -- Bruce Momjian | http://www.op.net/~candle pgman@candle.pha.pa.us | (610) 853-3000 + If your life is a ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 30, 2000 at 8:13 pm
    Jun 4, 2000 at 2:52 am
  • Hi all, I am running mandrake 7.0 on an AMD450 when trying to complie 7.0RC2 I get the folowing error :- In file included from pgconnection.cc:18: pgconnection.h:84: syntax error before `(' ...
    FrankFrank
    May 3, 2000 at 12:54 am
    May 5, 2000 at 4:28 pm
  • Hi, There is a bug(?) report about \l command of psql. (Example) PostgreSQL-7.0RC1 A_server : configure (in USA) B_server : configure --enable--multibyte (in Japan) By using the B_server's psql, ...
    SAKAIDASAKAIDA
    May 2, 2000 at 2:41 am
    May 4, 2000 at 4:32 pm
  • Okay, here's the ugly and dirty truth. Before you complain, please keep in mind that I didn't write the standard, although I tend to give it the benefit of the doubt after ignoring the truly silly ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    May 20, 2000 at 1:32 pm
    May 22, 2000 at 8:21 pm
  • Well, that would explain that, now, wouldn't it? did we remove this somewhere along the way? *raised eyebrow* pgsql% find . -name "*.[ch]" -exec grep setproctitle {} \; -print pgsql% pwd ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    May 10, 2000 at 11:57 am
    May 11, 2000 at 3:32 pm
  • How is this to be read? I'm looking at it, and reading it as: 0 - voluntary 8 - involuntary But what about the [2/9]? Marc G. Fournier ICQ#7615664 IRC Nick: Scrappy Systems Administrator @ hub.org ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    May 4, 2000 at 5:17 am
    May 4, 2000 at 5:55 pm
  • Hi *, I am trying to find out why the MySQL benchmarks result in such _lousy_ performance for postgreSQL. Tracing a simple update loop, I see the postmaster hogging 95% CPU, doing this: $ strace -c ...
    Matthias UrlichsMatthias Urlichs
    May 19, 2000 at 5:55 am
    May 21, 2000 at 4:14 am
  • I attach the current draft of my document explaining the upcoming function manager interface changes. This has been modified from the previously circulated version on the basis of comments from Jan ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 21, 2000 at 11:12 pm
    May 22, 2000 at 9:53 pm
  • For those interested I've extended the patch to support the SQL3 UNDER syntax... ftp://ftp.tech.com.au/pub/diff.x
    Chris BitmeadChris Bitmead
    May 22, 2000 at 1:18 pm
    May 24, 2000 at 12:55 am
  • i know tom lane is probably sick of me, but i'm trying to figure out how the cost estimators work for an index scan. i'm logging a lot of the calculations that go into the cost estimate for some ...
    Jeff HoffmannJeff Hoffmann
    May 17, 2000 at 7:46 pm
    May 19, 2000 at 5:40 pm
  • I did a distclean on 7.0, and ran 'wc' on all the *.[chly] files, and got a much larger number than what we got from Berkeley. 376175 Seems someone has been busy. :-) -- Bruce Momjian | ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 11, 2000 at 1:43 am
    Oct 21, 2000 at 10:07 am
  • Hi, now that we have the branch for 7.0, I could apply my actual work on TOAST to the CURRENT development tree. Before doing so, I'd like to discuss some related details. 1. In the actual version, ...
    Jan WieckJan Wieck
    May 29, 2000 at 3:09 pm
    May 31, 2000 at 4:45 pm
  • Hello, I am learning to programm triggers in C by using the examples and the programmer's manual but it's a steep learning curve for a mere perl programmer ;-) What I am trying to do for instance is: ...
    Louis-David MitterrandLouis-David Mitterrand
    May 24, 2000 at 4:26 pm
    May 25, 2000 at 3:11 pm
  • Seems BSD/OS 4.01 has setproctitle() in libutil.o, even though there is no include file nor manual page. I checked the library source, and it is a very light-weight function. It grabs an argv global ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 23, 2000 at 10:48 pm
    May 24, 2000 at 9:55 pm
  • I'm just looking at what it would take to add a certain level of security to the databases that I run on my server(s) ... one of the big problems, as I see it, is that we have a pretty poor way of ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    May 6, 2000 at 2:01 am
    May 10, 2000 at 9:21 pm
  • Well, it seems many of us forgot the valid arguments for the change. Matching SQL3 and Informix's behavior is a good thing. Considering how broken our current inheritance implementation is, backward ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 20, 2000 at 12:36 pm
    May 24, 2000 at 3:30 pm
  • It's diffrent from what I meant. My question is why the macro RelationGetRelationName() needs the following implementation. Is it bad to add another entry such as rd_username to relation descriptor ? ...
    Hiroshi InoueHiroshi Inoue
    May 1, 2000 at 4:24 am
    May 3, 2000 at 9:00 am
  • Seems a typical file system backup is fine on an idle database, right? -- Bruce Momjian | http://www.op.net/~candle pgman@candle.pha.pa.us | (610) 853-3000 + If your life is a hard drive, | 830 ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 25, 2000 at 10:29 pm
    May 26, 2000 at 8:03 pm
  • These are exerpts from a message from Tatsuo Ishii dated January 26, on the subject of fragile code in the multibyte routines: ---- begin ---- Defensive programming saves the system but does not ...
    Michael RobinsonMichael Robinson
    May 10, 2000 at 2:07 pm
    May 11, 2000 at 6:02 pm
  • I've made improvements to the hardcopy User's Guide (and A4 version) to include mention of the postgres "-P" option and to fix up some formatting. Will download them this morning within a couple of ...
    Thomas LockhartThomas Lockhart
    May 8, 2000 at 2:57 pm
    May 9, 2000 at 8:47 pm
  • Tom, can you see anything wrong with this y.output file that would cause it not to parse a plain create table statement? ftp://ftp.tech.com.au/pub/y.output.gz ftp://ftp.tech.com.au/pub/gram.y.gz ...
    Chris BitmeadChris Bitmead
    May 25, 2000 at 1:06 pm
    May 26, 2000 at 2:17 am
  • Once again, I think that we *really* need to discuss whether implicit range table entries in SELECT are a good idea. We invariably get a question like this every week and invariably the answer is "if ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    May 26, 2000 at 1:03 pm
    May 31, 2000 at 2:04 am
  • Hi all, While testing vacuum,I noticed that dirty buffers aren't necessarily written to disk in case of abort. In addtion they have no guarantee to be flushed before the shutdown of postmaster. The ...
    Hiroshi InoueHiroshi Inoue
    May 9, 2000 at 2:32 pm
    May 26, 2000 at 3:10 am
  • I can not CVS commit: cvs [commit aborted]: authorization failed: server hub.org rejected access rm: CVS: is a directory cvs add: cannot add special file `CVS'; skipping cvs [add aborted]: ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 19, 2000 at 4:55 pm
    May 23, 2000 at 8:42 pm
  • Line- polygon, probably not. On the other hand I can certainly imagine that box- polygon would be a reasonable promotion. The point of the proposal is to make these choices table-driven, in any ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 15, 2000 at 5:43 pm
    May 20, 2000 at 1:32 pm
  • I have changed vacuum so analyze now uses AccessShareLock. (Is this the proper lock for analyze?) The code will now vacuum all requested relations. It will then analyze each relation. This way, all ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 29, 2000 at 3:54 pm
    May 29, 2000 at 6:20 pm
  • Resurrecting a bug report from mid-April: wieck@debis.com (Jan Wieck) writes: I looked at this some more because people were complaining that it was still broken in 7.0. AFAICT, it's got nothing to ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 18, 2000 at 11:17 pm
    May 21, 2000 at 5:12 pm
  • Why not use IPC_EXCL to ensure you're getting a freshly baked shmem segment rather than a recycled one? But what if someone runs another postmaster at port 5433, will it eventually interfere? Or some ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    May 1, 2000 at 7:45 pm
    May 5, 2000 at 4:07 am
  • I'm finally up and running (sort of) after upgrading my formerly revlocked Linux system at home. Tatsuo, I've got one last problem I was hoping someone could help me with: I've got a Fujitsu MO640 ...
    Thomas LockhartThomas Lockhart
    May 27, 2000 at 2:37 am
    Jun 14, 2000 at 5:19 pm
  • Hi, Ok, I know the mailing list web page states: YOU MUST TRY ELSEWHERE FIRST! and this should, technically speaking, be reported as a bug however given that the security implications are potentially ...
    Matt SullivanMatt Sullivan
    May 23, 2000 at 12:12 am
    May 24, 2000 at 10:08 pm
  • Hi, A client application using libpq made by non-MULTIBYTE can not talk to server made by MULTIBYTE. (Example) ------------------------------------------------------------ A_server(non-MULTIBYTE) ...
    SAKAIDA MasaakiSAKAIDA Masaaki
    May 5, 2000 at 2:33 am
    May 7, 2000 at 3:01 pm
  • A while ago I went on record saying that elog is a pain for the user. Now I'd like to add it's a pain for developers, too. Having what's essentially an exception model without a way to catch ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    May 1, 2000 at 7:45 pm
    May 3, 2000 at 5:37 am
  • In 7.0 release note, we have: Add SET FSYNC and SHOW PG_OPTIONS commands(Massimo) I'm confused by this since we don't seem to have SET FSYNC command. test=# set fsync to on; NOTICE: Unrecognized ...
    Tatsuo IshiiTatsuo Ishii
    May 31, 2000 at 1:01 am
    May 31, 2000 at 6:39 pm
  • [Forgive me if you got this already. I don't _think_ it got out last time].. Casting your minds back again to the discussion a few months ago. I was talking about making changes to the fe/be protocol ...
    Chris BitmeadChris Bitmead
    May 19, 2000 at 5:06 am
    May 31, 2000 at 3:41 pm
  • i used to have a database on freebsd using 6.5.3. i had several concurrent processes which would do inserts via COPY and queries. on that system, i don't recall the COPY processes as being blocked by ...
    Jim MercerJim Mercer
    May 17, 2000 at 11:45 pm
    May 18, 2000 at 2:33 am
  • And only Postgres is trying to have a properly built extensible type system with fewer legacy "SQL80" holdovers. So don't start throwing things out without having a solid alternative that considers ...
    Thomas LockhartThomas Lockhart
    May 15, 2000 at 5:43 pm
    May 17, 2000 at 12:31 am
  • I checked the changelog for 7.0 and it doesn't look like this is fixed yet. In 6.4.x and 6.5.x if you delete a large number of rows (say 100,000 - 1,000,000) then hit vacuum, the vacuum will run ...
    Tim PerdueTim Perdue
    May 11, 2000 at 3:56 pm
    May 11, 2000 at 7:04 pm
  • has anyone played with/tested this in v7.0? I'm investigating the hanging problem, and it just happened ... when I do an lsof on the process, it shows these two: postgres 4969 pgsql 5u IPv4 ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    May 10, 2000 at 1:41 pm
    May 10, 2000 at 4:44 pm
  • Okay, I'm at a loss here ... I'm trying to futz with pg_options, based on the docs in users-lounge/7.0/docs, and with: pgsql% cat data/pg_options verbose=2 query hostlookup showportnumber All I'm ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    May 8, 2000 at 1:16 pm
    May 9, 2000 at 8:47 pm
  • Okay, this is with code of ~May 4th ... a 'psql' connection to the database hangs solid. errout is dated: pgsql% !ls ls -lt total 13324 -rw------- 1 pgsql pgsql 4842715 May 7 10:57 errout.5432 and ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    May 7, 2000 at 11:43 pm
    May 8, 2000 at 2:13 am
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