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  • things appear to have quieted off nicely ... so would like to put out a Beta5 for testing ... Tom, I saw/read your proposal about the JOIN syntax, but haven't seen any commit on it yet, nor any ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Feb 16, 2001 at 7:59 pm
    Feb 24, 2001 at 3:28 am
  • Looking at the XLOG stuff, I notice that we already have a field (logRec) in the per-backend PROC structures that shows whether a transaction is currently in progress with at least one change made ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 23, 2001 at 4:32 pm
    Feb 26, 2001 at 4:50 am
  • OK, I found it. PHP was including postgres.h (which we no longer install...., so we were picking up a Feb 7 version). Changing php's ext/pgsql/php_pgsql.h to #include <postgres_fe.h fixes it. This is ...
    Larry RosenmanLarry Rosenman
    Feb 18, 2001 at 9:19 pm
    Feb 21, 2001 at 11:01 pm
  • Hi all, I have a question of PostgreSQL's floating point representation. create table t (fl1 float4, fl2 float4, fl3 float4); insert into t values (1.234567, 1.23457, 1.23457); select * from t; fl1 | ...
    Hiroshi InoueHiroshi Inoue
    Feb 16, 2001 at 7:55 am
    Feb 21, 2001 at 3:51 pm
  • I want to give some background on commit_delay, its initial purpose, and possible options. First, looking at the process that happens during a commit: write() - copy WAL dirty page to kernel disk ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Feb 17, 2001 at 6:05 pm
    Feb 19, 2001 at 8:16 pm
  • Certainly. In fact, I think that's about to become the default ;-) I have now experimented with several different platforms --- HPUX, FreeBSD, and two considerably different strains of Linux --- and ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 17, 2001 at 4:43 am
    Feb 24, 2001 at 3:25 am
  • Morning all ... Are there any major outstandings that ppl have on their plates, that should prevent a release? I'd like to put out an RC1 by Friday this week, with a full release schedualed for March ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Feb 26, 2001 at 3:52 pm
    Mar 2, 2001 at 4:28 pm
  • Yes. Different database is to make the conflict as less as possible. The conflict among backends is a greatest enemy of CommitDelay. platform) i686-pc-linux-gnu, compiled by GCC ...
    Hiroshi InoueHiroshi Inoue
    Feb 20, 2001 at 9:47 pm
    Feb 27, 2001 at 1:00 pm
  • ... if anyone wants to take a quick gander at it while I wait to announce its availability ... let me know if therea re any obvious problems iwht it ... Marc G. Fournier ICQ#7615664 IRC Nick: Scrappy ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Feb 23, 2001 at 6:25 pm
    Feb 26, 2001 at 12:19 am
  • I have applied the following patch to properly exit ODBC. I also patched the ODBC makefile so it links under BSD/OS. The -Bsymbolic under BSD/OS is very harsh under BSD/OS, requiring all symbols even ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Feb 10, 2001 at 5:46 am
    Feb 12, 2001 at 8:43 pm
  • Of course, if you haven't got mmap(), a recompile won't help ... I'd be somewhat more enthusiastic about mmap if I thought we could abandon the SysV shmem support completely, but I don't foresee that ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 27, 2001 at 3:06 am
    Feb 27, 2001 at 5:29 pm
  • We now have defenses against running a non-LOCALE-enabled backend in a database that was created in non-C locale. Shouldn't we likewise prevent a non-MULTIBYTE-enabled backend from running in a ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 14, 2001 at 10:49 pm
    Feb 16, 2001 at 1:02 pm
  • [ Send to hackers] I was considering it because you can use a much larger amount of shared memory without reconfiguring the kernel. It allows no backing store on disk. It is the BSD solution to SysV ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Feb 26, 2001 at 2:00 am
    Feb 27, 2001 at 3:11 am
  • Hm. Several problems here: (1) This solution would break in other locales where isupper() may return TRUE for characters other than 'A'..'Z'. (2) We could fix that by gutting the isascii/isupper test ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 20, 2001 at 2:30 am
    Feb 24, 2001 at 3:26 am
  • Due to the urgency, I resend my mail about pg_dump output: In 7.0.2 I got INSERT INTO foo (field) VALUES ('Hello,\012world!'); In 7.1beta4 I get INSERT INTO foo (field) VALUES ('Hello, world!'); I am ...
    Kovacs ZoltanKovacs Zoltan
    Feb 12, 2001 at 5:48 pm
    Feb 13, 2001 at 12:55 pm
  • I've been working to make PostgreSQL run on SunOS4 (again). So far I have found following issues: o c.h 's sunos4 part should not include varargs.h. (Tom has already fixed it) Instead, stdlib.h and ...
    Tatsuo IshiiTatsuo Ishii
    Feb 21, 2001 at 6:53 am
    Mar 1, 2001 at 5:06 am
  • While poking at Peter Schmidt's comments about pgbench showing worse performance than for 7.0 (using -F in both cases), I noticed that given enough buffer space, FileWrite never seemed to get called ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 17, 2001 at 2:32 am
    Feb 17, 2001 at 8:06 pm
  • There is a serious problem with the PostgreSQL locale support on certain platforms and certain locale combo. That is: simply ordering, indexes etc. are broken because strcoll() does not work. Example ...
    Tatsuo IshiiTatsuo Ishii
    Feb 13, 2001 at 2:53 am
    Feb 14, 2001 at 9:52 am
  • Guess this what I get for attempting to use a beta version of pgsql in a production system. :( My database server crashed (kernel paging fault it looks like) and after reboot, postmaster refuses to ...
    Ryan KirkpatrickRyan Kirkpatrick
    Feb 11, 2001 at 10:03 pm
    Feb 14, 2001 at 9:42 am
  • greetings, group! :) i have a question about the TODO list and could not find an answer in any of the list archives. i am very new to SQL and even newer to pgsql, so my ideas of how things work is ...
    Tomasz konefalTomasz konefal
    Feb 2, 2001 at 7:40 pm
    Feb 6, 2001 at 12:59 pm
  • I thought I'd tried pgAccess back in the dim past with success, but as of current sources it fails on HPUX 10.20 and Tcl 8.3.2: $ pgaccess regression Error in startup script: couldn't load file ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 7, 2001 at 6:35 pm
    Feb 12, 2001 at 3:01 pm
  • I have compiled 7.1 b3 in QNX but to let postgresql works I changed something. In src/backend/port/qnx4/sem.c #define SEMMAX (PROC_NSEMS_PER_SET) ----------------------OLD #define SEMMAX ...
    Feb 2, 2001 at 1:42 pm
    Feb 9, 2001 at 3:14 pm
  • In today's (2/7/2k1) snapshot from hub, I'm getting this: gcc -pipe -O2 -Wall -Wmissing-prototypes -Wmissing-declarations -I../../../../src/include -I./../include -DMAJOR_VERSION=2 -DMINOR_VERSION=8 ...
    Vince VielhaberVince Vielhaber
    Feb 7, 2001 at 10:57 pm
    Feb 8, 2001 at 4:12 pm
  • Certain include files are installed by src/include/Makefile and by interfaces/libpq++/Makefile. However, they in turn include others that are not installed, thus obviating the usefulness of the ones ...
    Oliver ElphickOliver Elphick
    Feb 6, 2001 at 5:58 pm
    Feb 7, 2001 at 8:23 pm
  • This is very odd. I have a database app failing sometimes with an error when I try to get back my inserted row. I do this to get all the fields that were adjusted for defaults, triggers and rules. On ...
    D'Arcy J.M. CainD'Arcy J.M. Cain
    Feb 5, 2001 at 5:51 pm
    Feb 7, 2001 at 12:51 am
  • Hi, Im building a server that uses libpq to connect to a database and authenticate the users that connect. I do PQfinish for the conn and PQclear for the result so there cant be a memory leak there. ...
    Mathieu DubeMathieu Dube
    Feb 5, 2001 at 3:36 pm
    Feb 5, 2001 at 6:39 pm
  • Hi, It appears that limit and offset do not work in a subselect such as: update my_table set my_col = new_val where oid = (select oid from my_table offset row_number limit 1); Basically, I need to ...
    Timothy H. KeittTimothy H. Keitt
    Feb 24, 2001 at 8:08 pm
    Feb 26, 2001 at 2:54 pm
  • Can someone explain why LockMethodCtl is in shared memory while LockMethodTable is in postmaster memory context? I realize LockMethodCtl has a spinlock, so it has to be in shared memory, but couldn't ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Feb 23, 2001 at 6:39 am
    Feb 23, 2001 at 7:24 pm
  • Hi, I a little work with encodings (Japanese, Latin(s)) and I see that PG use non-standard encoding names. Why is here SJIS instead Shift-JIS, EUC_JP intead EUC-JP, Latin2 instead ISO-8859-2 ? It is ...
    Karel ZakKarel Zak
    Feb 21, 2001 at 9:17 am
    Feb 21, 2001 at 3:51 pm
  • A comment on microsecond delays using select(). Most Unix kernels run at 100hz, meaning that they have a programmable timer that interrupts the CPU every 10 milliseconds. The kernel only gets to ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Feb 17, 2001 at 4:41 pm
    Feb 18, 2001 at 12:28 am
  • Hi 1. Subj is implemented and is ON by default in current. There is flag - fixbtree - to turn this feature OFF. I've run some tests: 100 clients inserted big tuples (1700-1800 bytes) into single ...
    Mikheev, VadimMikheev, Vadim
    Feb 8, 2001 at 8:03 pm
    Feb 9, 2001 at 8:50 pm
  • I don't see how this can be more independent if it uses DAEMON=/home/postgres/bin/pg_ctl and LOG="/usr/local/pgsql/server.log" Nor is su - postgres sh -c "$DAEMON stop & /dev/null" an appropriate way ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Feb 4, 2001 at 3:11 pm
    Feb 8, 2001 at 4:58 am
  • I just took a close look at the COMP_CRC64 macro in xlog.c. This isn't a 64-bit CRC. It's two independent 32-bit CRCs, one done on just the odd-numbered bytes and one on just the even-numbered bytes ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 28, 2001 at 9:53 pm
    Mar 12, 2001 at 11:44 pm
  • is regression.out and/or regression.diff deleted if the tests pass? I've never seen all tests pass so I don't know but I just had someone tell me that it does. Vince. -- ...
    Vince VielhaberVince Vielhaber
    Feb 26, 2001 at 8:32 pm
    Feb 28, 2001 at 3:48 pm
  • Well, WAL does *pg_fsync()* of pg_control before removing old logs, so it's only possible if Ryan run PG with -F (fsync = off). Ryan? Vadim
    Mikheev, VadimMikheev, Vadim
    Feb 13, 2001 at 6:11 pm
    Feb 16, 2001 at 4:54 am
  • <Snip I just compiled from the current cvs under win32 and I still get 'pq_recvbuf: unexpected EOF on client connection' when exiting apps using the ODBC driver. I have tested with pgAdmin which uses ...
    Dave PageDave Page
    Feb 12, 2001 at 8:45 pm
    Feb 12, 2001 at 9:45 pm
  • I have been looking at making a split between client-side and server-side include files as we discussed earlier this week (pghackers thread "Include files for SPI are not installed", if you missed ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 8, 2001 at 10:38 pm
    Feb 12, 2001 at 3:01 pm
  • Now that waiting for shutdown is the default, it seems that the default shutdown mode should also be one where there's a high chance of the shutdown actually happening. As it stands, if there are ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Feb 8, 2001 at 4:37 pm
    Feb 10, 2001 at 5:06 pm
  • I didn't say it wasn't valuable, I just said it didn't work... This problem seems to call for a more general solution than a handful of example style files. -- Peter Eisentraut peter_e@gmx.net ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Feb 4, 2001 at 10:55 pm
    Feb 7, 2001 at 1:13 am
  • When did the MONEY type change it's output format? While working on the JDBC test suite, Money broke. It seems to output: $10.99 ($10.99) for negative values While since ages past, the PGMoney class ...
    Peter T MountPeter T Mount
    Feb 2, 2001 at 9:03 am
    Feb 3, 2001 at 6:22 pm
  • With current sources: DEBUG: copy: line 629980, XLogWrite: new log file created - try to increase WAL_FILES DEBUG: copy: line 694890, XLogWrite: new log file created - try to increase WAL_FILES FATAL ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 24, 2001 at 3:11 am
    Mar 8, 2001 at 4:39 pm
  • vacuum analyze on pg_type fails if bogus entries remain in pg_operator. Here is a sample script to reproduce the problem. drop table t1; create table t1(i int); drop function foo(t1,t1); create ...
    Tatsuo IshiiTatsuo Ishii
    Feb 27, 2001 at 3:41 am
    Feb 27, 2001 at 7:10 am
  • But we run regress with the proper setting, right? How does giving people the ability to change the defaults affect the regression tests? -- Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Feb 20, 2001 at 2:02 am
    Feb 20, 2001 at 4:40 am
  • I have looked a little bit at what it'd take to make SELECT INTO inside an EXECUTE work the same as it does in plain plpgsql --- that is, the INTO should reference plpgsql variables, not a ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 8, 2001 at 3:15 am
    Feb 8, 2001 at 7:49 pm
  • I tried this, and it seems that "SELECT ... INTO foo" is not executed correctly by EXECUTE --- the INTO is handled as an ordinary select-into- table construct rather than plpgsql's ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 6, 2001 at 4:16 pm
    Feb 8, 2001 at 3:10 pm
  • Hi, Testing beta5 on unixware7 gives an error on int8 test while beta4 (I've just retested it) works ok regressions.diff follows: Also, compiling with openssl give a compile error on ...
    Olivier PRENANTOlivier PRENANT
    Feb 28, 2001 at 4:04 pm
    Mar 1, 2001 at 12:01 pm
  • Hi, I have an application which has an queue of data it has to insert into a table in a local database. the insert-queries syntax is all the same, and the values are the only thing that differs. The ...
    Steffen Emil ThorkildsenSteffen Emil Thorkildsen
    Feb 27, 2001 at 12:25 pm
    Feb 28, 2001 at 3:18 am
  • Here is an article about GPL and GPL version 3.0. http://icd.pennnet.com/Articles/Article_Display.cfm?Section=Articles&SubSection=Display&ARTICLE_ID=92350&VERSION_NUM=1 The interesting thing is that ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Feb 22, 2001 at 3:50 pm
    Feb 22, 2001 at 9:41 pm
  • Over the weekend I noticed that Tatsuo's pgbench benchmark seems to spend an awful lot of its time down inside _bt_check_unique. This happens because with table declarations like create table ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 19, 2001 at 8:59 pm
    Feb 20, 2001 at 12:49 am
  • Jason Tishler and I are planning to create a patch to allow PostgreSQL to run directly as an NT service. I've submitted a similar patch which may well be incorporated into the next release of Cygipc, ...
    Fred YankowskiFred Yankowski
    Feb 14, 2001 at 5:44 pm
    Feb 15, 2001 at 9:17 pm
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