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  • Hi all, I've been looking at implementing table spaces for 7.5. Some notes and implementation details follow. ------ Type of table space: There are many different table space implementations in ...
    Gavin SherryGavin Sherry
    Feb 26, 2004 at 10:08 am
    Jun 13, 2004 at 10:49 pm
  • Folks, Discuss/vote/object/scream&shout: PROPOSAL: GBorg -- GForge Migration Why do we want a full-service collaboration tool? PostgreSQL is no longer a monolithic project, but rather a collection of ...
    Josh BerkusJosh Berkus
    Feb 26, 2004 at 5:14 pm
    Jun 9, 2004 at 12:27 am
  • Has this been beaten to death now? Just curious if PITR was in Dev tree yet. Been out of the loop. TIA. -- Austin Gonyou <austin@coremetrics.com Coremetrics, Inc.
    Austin GonyouAustin Gonyou
    Feb 3, 2004 at 8:18 pm
    May 14, 2004 at 5:17 am
  • I've been very slowly continuing my work on two-phase commits for a couple months now, and I now have my original patch updated so that it applies to the current CVS tip, with some improvements. The ...
    Heikki LinnakangasHeikki Linnakangas
    Feb 4, 2004 at 8:22 pm
    Jun 18, 2005 at 6:09 pm
  • What has become of the "dollar quoting" mechanism that we had so much discussion about back in August/September? IIRC, a consensus was reached on the actual format of the quote delimiters (either $$ ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Feb 5, 2004 at 3:07 pm
    Jun 4, 2004 at 1:47 am
  • The question is whether we should have a GUC variable to control no waiting on locks or add NO WAIT to specific SQL commands. Does anyone want to vote _against_ the GUC idea for nowait locking. (We ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Feb 18, 2004 at 6:56 pm
    Mar 11, 2004 at 1:49 am
  • Hi, all What should I do if I want to have 2 completely seperated databases in PostgreSQL? I want each database to have its own data, log and everything needed to access that database. I don't want ...
    Hong GeHong Ge
    Feb 11, 2004 at 9:36 pm
    Mar 10, 2004 at 4:58 pm
  • [redirecting to hackers] If you like. I originally just made it happen if log_connections was set, but Neil wanted a separate setting for it. What is the consensus about a name? cheers andrew Peter ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Feb 2, 2004 at 8:02 pm
    Feb 17, 2004 at 3:56 am
  • I would like some configuration parameters to Pl/Java and I would like some advice. Where should they go? 1. Something similar to postgresql.conf (it's not extendable though, is it?) 2. A Table in ...
    Thomas HallgrenThomas Hallgren
    Feb 6, 2004 at 9:45 am
    Jun 6, 2004 at 1:03 am
  • [ Moved to hackers list.] Actually, I am confused by our current \copy behavior. Given the following file: CREATE TABLE test(x INT); \copy test FROM STDIN 444 \. SELECT * FROM test; 'psql test ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Feb 10, 2004 at 2:29 pm
    May 18, 2004 at 9:09 am
  • Two Pl/Java implementations exists today. Due to the architecture of PostgreSQL, compromises have been made in both of them to deal with the fact that each connection lives in its own process. One, ...
    Thomas HallgrenThomas Hallgren
    Feb 21, 2004 at 10:18 am
    Mar 2, 2004 at 6:21 am
  • Is there anyone working on recursive queries for 7.5? I know there is a patch that implements it on 7.4 (I can't seem to find the guy's webpage), but that uses Oracle syntax. Wasn't there some guy at ...
    Christopher Kings-LynneChristopher Kings-Lynne
    Feb 4, 2004 at 1:36 am
    Feb 11, 2004 at 4:24 pm
  • Yes, but the preprocessor could still add an optimization ala 'connection *' for the hardcoded cases (exec sql set connection 'myconn1'; exec sql at 'myconn1' ...). It needs to maintain the string ...
    Andreas ZeugswetterAndreas Zeugswetter
    Feb 27, 2004 at 10:15 am
    Mar 9, 2004 at 6:57 am
  • Here is a first try to fix what Devrim Gunduz talked about. Please be patient with me for it is the first major patch I submit and I realize that I blatantly violated many rules of good style in ...
    Nicolai TufarNicolai Tufar
    Feb 1, 2004 at 1:56 am
    Feb 21, 2004 at 4:12 pm
  • I noticed while doing some debugging this morning that if the postmaster crashes for some reason (eg kill -9) the bgwriter process never goes away. Backends will eventually exit when their clients ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 23, 2004 at 5:51 pm
    Feb 27, 2004 at 2:26 pm
  • Recently I was tasked with creating a "distribution system" for postgres nodes here at work. This would allow us to simply bring up a new box, push postgres to it, and have a new database. At the ...
    Alex J. AvrietteAlex J. Avriette
    Feb 7, 2004 at 6:24 pm
    Feb 26, 2004 at 7:19 pm
  • I've looked into Olivier Hubaut's recent reports of 'Too many open files' errors on OS X. What I find is that on Darwin, where we are using Posix semaphores rather than SysV semaphores, each Posix ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 21, 2004 at 5:19 am
    Feb 24, 2004 at 1:49 pm
  • Hi all, Just stumbled upon this. just an FYI, http://www.microsoft.com/sql/yukon/productinfo/top30features.asp Shridhar
    Shridhar DaithankarShridhar Daithankar
    Feb 10, 2004 at 12:08 pm
    Feb 17, 2004 at 5:03 pm
  • A long time ago Vadim proposed that we should revise smgr.c's API so that it does not depend on Relations (relcache entries); rather, only a RelFileNode value should be needed to access a file in ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 5, 2004 at 7:05 pm
    Feb 6, 2004 at 1:05 am
  • Hi all, I'm in the process of writing an OLE DB provider for postgres. I am, right now, at the point where updating an entry becomes an issue. Ideally, I would open an updateable cursor for a ...
    Shachar ShemeshShachar Shemesh
    Feb 18, 2004 at 1:17 pm
    Jun 4, 2004 at 5:42 am
  • Hi all, I've been thinking about triggers on system tables. The motivation for this is to allow for better interaction between the system and interfaces. For example, interfaces could store database ...
    Gavin SherryGavin Sherry
    Feb 12, 2004 at 12:41 am
    Apr 20, 2004 at 2:03 pm
  • Hi, Recently, I ran a huge update on an Integer column affecting 100 million rows in my database. What happened was my disk space increased in size and my IO load was very high. It appears that MVCC ...
    Feb 24, 2004 at 4:49 pm
    Mar 25, 2004 at 1:00 pm
  • Yeah. CVS-tip pg_dump doesn't show OIDs by default, to make it easier to use for purposes like this. The ordering issue is the bigger problem though. I presume that the object creation history is ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 28, 2004 at 3:39 pm
    Mar 3, 2004 at 8:14 am
  • $ cd src/interfaces/ecpg $ make [ ... ] bison -y -d preproc.y mv -f y.tab.c ./preproc.c mv -f y.tab.h ./preproc.h /usr/bin/flex -o'pgc.c' pgc.l pgc.l:979: warning, -s option given but default rule ...
    Neil ConwayNeil Conway
    Feb 25, 2004 at 10:23 pm
    Feb 27, 2004 at 7:47 pm
  • [ moving to HACKERS ] Mark Gibson wrote: Sounds reasonable -- any other thoughts out there? The extra SPI lookup does add cost to every use of the function though. We'd want to figure out how to ...
    Joe ConwayJoe Conway
    Feb 6, 2004 at 5:37 pm
    Feb 16, 2004 at 10:49 am
  • Hello again. Recently, an application of mine, which faces the internet, came under attack. The form of the attack was the standard DOS attack. Open a bunch of sockets, don't close them, and see if ...
    Alex J. AvrietteAlex J. Avriette
    Feb 7, 2004 at 6:07 pm
    Feb 15, 2004 at 5:14 pm
  • Folks, Just occurred to me that we have no code to prevent a user from running two simultaneos lazy vacuums on the same table. I can't think of any circumstance why running two vacuums would be ...
    Josh BerkusJosh Berkus
    Feb 5, 2004 at 8:38 pm
    Feb 9, 2004 at 6:55 pm
  • Looking at postmaster.c, my head started to spin a little. I think I understood that exec case or not, by the time we get to BackendRun we have already done all the fork/exec action. Have I read this ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Feb 1, 2004 at 10:28 pm
    Feb 2, 2004 at 1:12 am
  • Hello again, A project I am working on has been having problems with pg_dump's output, using 7.3. Our project's database includes functions that do constraint checking for us, as well as circular ...
    Jonathan ScottJonathan Scott
    Feb 26, 2004 at 7:47 am
    Mar 2, 2004 at 11:25 pm
  • http://www.phpbuilder.com/columns/smith20010821.php3?page=3
    Dann CorbitDann Corbit
    Feb 24, 2004 at 11:05 pm
    Feb 25, 2004 at 12:51 am
  • Hi all, my next TODO item for the Win32 port was to try to bring all the regression tests up. Pleased to report that, with a great deal of hackage + kludges (which I hope to refine and submit as ...
    Claudio NatoliClaudio Natoli
    Feb 24, 2004 at 11:11 am
    Feb 24, 2004 at 3:43 pm
  • Hoping someone can help me figure out why I can't get PL/Tcl to load without crashing the backend on Mac OS 10.3.2. I compile Tcl, PostgreSQL, create the database and then run the following: create ...
    Scott GoodwinScott Goodwin
    Feb 21, 2004 at 4:35 am
    Feb 22, 2004 at 11:41 pm
  • POSTGRESQL: Summary of Changes since last release (7.4.1) ---------------------------------------------------------- 10 Feb 2004 This is a summary of most changes since code versions marked 7_4_1. ...
    Simon RiggsSimon Riggs
    Feb 10, 2004 at 11:29 pm
    Feb 19, 2004 at 1:54 pm
  • I've got a custom (-Fc) pg_dump output from a fairly complex 7.2.x db schema. It has such things as user defined functions, OIDs, rules and triggers, etc. When I try to restore it to a 7.4 database, ...
    Joseph TateJoseph Tate
    Feb 13, 2004 at 8:49 pm
    Feb 14, 2004 at 6:39 pm
  • Hoo, I'm surprised no one noticed this during 7.4 development/testing. The problem applies for any datatype that requires double alignment, which includes int8, float8, and timestamp as well as most ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 24, 2004 at 11:28 pm
    Mar 2, 2004 at 6:45 pm
  • I've written a summary of my findings on implementing and using materialized views in PostgreSQL. I've already deployed eagerly updating materialized views on several views in a production ...
    Jonathan M. GardnerJonathan M. Gardner
    Feb 24, 2004 at 4:11 pm
    Feb 25, 2004 at 3:47 pm
  • Hi Guys, I have a suggestion for fixing a long-term and painful problem in PostgreSQL that is holding up many very important commercial projects, including ours! This problem has been reported ...
    Anthony RichAnthony Rich
    Feb 10, 2004 at 5:42 am
    Feb 17, 2004 at 7:52 am
  • Hey there everyone. Sorry for what seems to be a rather strange thought but, could we change the seperator used to distinguish 'cross-database' vs 'cross-schema' ? For example, i would expect the ...
    Feb 12, 2004 at 7:41 pm
    Feb 13, 2004 at 4:42 am
  • Recently, I was surprised to learn that psql variables are case sensitive. Furthermore, there is no error when one attempts to '\set' a non-existent variable (arguably for good reason: I suppose it's ...
    Neil ConwayNeil Conway
    Feb 9, 2004 at 5:52 am
    Feb 9, 2004 at 8:01 pm
  • The attached tiny patch (not intended for application yet) provides a space for plperl functions to create and share session persistent data, which I should think would increase the utility of ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Feb 8, 2004 at 5:33 pm
    Feb 9, 2004 at 12:49 pm
  • Fresh checkout of CVS HEAD yesterday, updated today : $ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/pgsql/7.5 $ make gmake[4]: Entering directory `/usr/home/postgres/develop/c/pgsql/src/backend/access/nbtree' ...
    Mark KirkwoodMark Kirkwood
    Feb 9, 2004 at 3:51 am
    Feb 10, 2004 at 10:06 am
  • Shutdown of an idle postmaster used to take about two or three seconds (mostly due to the sync/sleep(2)/sync in md_sync). For the last couple of days it's taking more like a dozen seconds. I presume ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Feb 2, 2004 at 11:44 pm
    Feb 7, 2004 at 12:21 am
  • Would someone review these problems and submit a patch? Thanks. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tom Lane wrote: -- Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Feb 11, 2004 at 10:29 pm
    Apr 20, 2004 at 3:47 am
  • Hello , Can somebody please tell me how to get the name of the relation (Attribute also) from the Oid and the otherway back (Oid from name) ?? thanks -Ramu ===== " Karyathuranaam na Sukham na Nidhra ...
    Halasipuram seshadri ramanujamHalasipuram seshadri ramanujam
    Feb 27, 2004 at 8:01 pm
    Mar 10, 2004 at 12:33 am
  • This is my first post to the dev list, so please be gentle. ;) When using the current head of pgsql, I find four errors when running "make check". They are all of the same nature, basically that the ...
    Jonathan ScottJonathan Scott
    Feb 26, 2004 at 3:03 am
    Mar 3, 2004 at 5:08 pm
  • I sent this a while ago to general and then hackers and got no response. The question is whether to qualify the return value of a function when it returns a domain with a check clause. I believe it ...
    Feb 5, 2004 at 8:48 pm
    Feb 20, 2004 at 7:06 pm
  • Hello! The following SQL works: ALTER TABLE a.foo RENAME TO bar; But the following doesn't: ALTER TABLE a.foo RENAME TO b.bar; The capability to move objects to other schemas would be quite useful. ...
    Feb 7, 2004 at 3:04 pm
    Feb 20, 2004 at 3:43 pm
  • I have an IO congested database (PostgreSQL 7.2) with too many (overlapping) indexes, so the obvious solution is to drop them. DROP INDEX seems to want to take several minutes to complete, which ...
    Rod TaylorRod Taylor
    Feb 16, 2004 at 4:54 pm
    Feb 17, 2004 at 12:07 am
  • I am running PostgreSQL 7.3.3 on OS X Server 10.2 The database has been running just fine for quite some time now, but this morning it began pitching the error: ERROR: cannot read block 176 of ...
    Jason EssingtonJason Essington
    Feb 14, 2004 at 7:04 pm
    Feb 15, 2004 at 4:58 am
  • The attached patch applies to CVS tip as of 02/05/2004 and implements the cost based vacuum delay feature. A detailed description with charts of different configuration settings can be found here: ...
    Jan WieckJan Wieck
    Feb 5, 2004 at 3:07 pm
    Feb 13, 2004 at 4:46 am
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