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  • Agreed. Sounds like a plan. What does the 'n' stand for in ncons? I also felt that lcons (construct) and nconc(concat) were too similarly named. -- Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Mar 23, 2004 at 9:32 pm
    Apr 29, 2004 at 4:31 am
  • Hi, Please remind me again why the postmaster cannot close and open the log file when it receives a SIGHUP (to re-read configuration)? This was discussed before but I cannot remember if and why this ...
    Fernando NasserFernando Nasser
    Mar 12, 2004 at 12:28 am
    Mar 25, 2004 at 9:56 pm
  • Hi, in TODO is item: "* Allow dump/load of CSV format". I don't think it's clean idea. Why CSV and why not something other? :-) A why not allow to users full control of the format by they own ...
    Karel ZakKarel Zak
    Mar 17, 2004 at 2:38 pm
    Mar 22, 2004 at 2:56 pm
  • Lately I have been thinking about the next steps for the pg_autovacuum daemon. I have written up a document that describes what I'm planning to do next. Please read the attached and response as I ...
    Matthew T. O'ConnorMatthew T. O'Connor
    Mar 21, 2004 at 10:33 pm
    May 17, 2004 at 7:10 pm
  • Folks, As we discussed a couple weeks ago, Marc, Andrew, Tim Perdue, Chris Ryan and I are testing implementing GForge in place of GBorg for associated projects for PostgreSQL. One thing which was ...
    Josh BerkusJosh Berkus
    Mar 11, 2004 at 11:14 pm
    Mar 15, 2004 at 9:21 pm
  • Joe, First off, pardon me if these are known things which are already fixed in CVS. Also, let me again thank you for all the work on Arrays in 7.4; I've been able to tremendously simplify quite a ...
    Josh BerkusJosh Berkus
    Mar 30, 2004 at 7:34 pm
    Apr 3, 2004 at 9:35 pm
  • While reviewing Fabien Coelho's patch for emitting warnings for slow foreign-key checks, it occurred to me that we aren't covering all bases. The patch as committed makes sure that there is a usable ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Mar 13, 2004 at 11:12 pm
    Mar 19, 2004 at 1:20 am
  • Our current WAL implementation writes copies of full pages to WAL before modifying the page on disk. This is done to prevent partial pages from being corrupted in case the operating system crashes ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Mar 15, 2004 at 7:22 pm
    Mar 17, 2004 at 2:33 am
  • PITR Functional Design v2 for 7.5 pgsql-hackers@postgresql.org Currently, PostgreSQL provides Crash Recovery but not yet full Point In Time Recovery (PITR). The following document provides a design ...
    Simon RiggsSimon Riggs
    Mar 8, 2004 at 11:28 pm
    Mar 12, 2004 at 4:52 pm
  • We have a number of issues revolving around the fact that composite types (row types) aren't first-class objects. I think it's past time to fix that. Here are some notes about doing it. I am not sure ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Mar 29, 2004 at 7:18 pm
    Apr 4, 2004 at 5:11 am
  • [removing to hackers as it is of general interest] Tom Lane wrote: This slipped off my radar. I have just spent a little while thinking about it. How about this: we replace tcpip_socket and ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Mar 14, 2004 at 1:57 pm
    Mar 20, 2004 at 4:57 pm
  • I had a suspicion and it was confirmed: test=# create table oidtest (a int4, unique(oid)); NOTICE: CREATE TABLE / UNIQUE will create implicit index "oidtest_oid_key" for table "oidtest" CREATE TABLE ...
    Christopher Kings-LynneChristopher Kings-Lynne
    Mar 23, 2004 at 2:42 am
    Jun 9, 2004 at 12:55 pm
  • A brief update on PITR status: I've completed successful unit testing of the PostgreSQL client-side code for the XLogArchive API. Just about to start moving on to pg_arch and the archiver side code. ...
    Simon RiggsSimon Riggs
    Mar 30, 2004 at 9:18 pm
    Apr 2, 2004 at 6:56 pm
  • Fabien COELHOFabien COELHO
    Mar 11, 2004 at 3:27 pm
    Mar 12, 2004 at 3:32 pm
  • From time to time, people on IRC ask for help with performance problems, and the cause of the difficulty is ultimately traced to a poor query plan that is chosen because default_statistics_target is ...
    Neil ConwayNeil Conway
    Mar 7, 2004 at 9:42 pm
    Mar 9, 2004 at 5:54 pm
  • Fabien COELHOFabien COELHO
    Mar 19, 2004 at 10:55 am
    Mar 30, 2004 at 12:31 pm
  • I am timing small queries, and found that a PREPARE/EXECUTE of "SELECT 1" takes about 1.2ms on my machine. A normal SELECT doesn't take much longer, so I am wondering why a simpler query isn't ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Mar 10, 2004 at 4:30 am
    Mar 14, 2004 at 11:48 pm
  • When UNSAFE_FLOATS is defined there is a check that float results are within the min and max limits, which excludes values like 'Infinity', '-Infinity' and 'Nan'. Is the above something from the SQL ...
    Dennis BjorklundDennis Bjorklund
    Mar 10, 2004 at 9:51 pm
    Mar 12, 2004 at 12:47 am
  • It looks to me like there are now *two* copies of the built manpages in the 7.3.6 tarball, as well as some extraneous .md5 files: Only in postgresql-7.3.6/doc: man-7.3.tar.gz Only in ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Mar 4, 2004 at 10:31 pm
    Mar 6, 2004 at 5:26 am
  • I've had to work through this and have with a series of messy tables and functions, but this screams a need for a more elegant solution. I've dug through the archives and didn't come up with a ...
    Sean ChittendenSean Chittenden
    Mar 26, 2004 at 1:19 am
    Mar 27, 2004 at 6:17 am
  • Folks, Early on in the default_stats thread, I made a proposal that got dropped without discussion. I'd like to revisit it, because I still think it's a good idea. The Issue: The low ...
    Josh BerkusJosh Berkus
    Mar 10, 2004 at 7:26 pm
    Mar 12, 2004 at 10:46 am
  • I am currently thinking of updateable views for a possible student research project. In this case there comes some points to my mind, i want to share with the list. a) Definition of an updateable ...
    Bernd HelmleBernd Helmle
    Mar 22, 2004 at 8:44 pm
    Mar 22, 2004 at 11:13 pm
  • I tried removing the libpq link for initdb and got: (3) gmake gmake -C ../../../src/interfaces/libpq all gmake[1]: Entering directory `/usr/var/local/src/gen/pgsql/CURRENT/pgsql/src/interfaces/libpq' ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Mar 19, 2004 at 4:03 am
    Mar 22, 2004 at 6:17 pm
  • [ I'm pushing Robert's comment over into the pghackers thread... ] Robert Treat <xzilla@users.sourceforge.net writes: I think that last is really the crux of the issue. Josh observed that whatever ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Mar 12, 2004 at 3:14 pm
    Mar 13, 2004 at 3:34 am
  • It would be wonderful to be able to create comments on users and groups. In particular, I need a place to store the user's name. Yes, I could make a user table, but that seems overkill as all of the ...
    Clark C. EvansClark C. Evans
    Mar 8, 2004 at 7:13 pm
    Mar 11, 2004 at 9:58 pm
  • I've been looking at the planner performance problem exhibited by Eric Brown: http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-performance/2004-03/msg00273.php While a nine-way join is inherently going to take ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Mar 28, 2004 at 5:34 pm
    Mar 29, 2004 at 3:29 pm
  • I combed the archives but could not find a discussion on this and am amazed this hasn't been discussed. My experience with Oracle (and now limited experience with Pg) is that the major choke point in ...
    Marty ScholesMarty Scholes
    Mar 11, 2004 at 9:49 pm
    Mar 12, 2004 at 4:23 pm
  • The TODO list contains this item which I said I would look at: Allow logging of only data definition(DDL), or DDL and modification statements The trouble I see is that we currently do statement ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Mar 10, 2004 at 5:23 pm
    Mar 11, 2004 at 4:17 am
  • Attached are the test failures I'm currently getting. -bash-2.05b$ uname -a FreeBSD mir.internal 4.9-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 4.9-PRERELEASE #0: Mon Sep 22 14:46:18 WST 2003 ...
    Christopher Kings-LynneChristopher Kings-Lynne
    Mar 18, 2004 at 3:24 am
    Apr 20, 2006 at 4:51 pm
  • How hard would it be to add this: "The \l command should only list databases that the current user is authorized for, the \du command should only list users authorized for the current database (and ...
    Marc G. FournierMarc G. Fournier
    Mar 29, 2004 at 4:28 am
    Mar 29, 2004 at 10:45 pm
  • I've been playing with the backend code and it is finally starting to make sense. I've discovered the wonders that lie in StringInfo, List and FastList, and suddenly, it's all starting to make sense. ...
    Jonathan GardnerJonathan Gardner
    Mar 17, 2004 at 1:44 am
    Mar 18, 2004 at 5:48 am
  • After some substantial progress on the Slony-I engine development, I'd like to give a little status report and invite everyone who wants to participate in this project to join the mailing list and ...
    Jan WieckJan Wieck
    Mar 3, 2004 at 9:57 pm
    Mar 10, 2004 at 8:44 pm
  • Hi, I have done a patch for turning off clustering on a table entirely. Unforunately, of the three syntaxes I can think of, all cause shift/reduce errors: SET WITHOUT CLUSTER; DROP CLUSTER CLUSTER ON ...
    Christopher Kings-LynneChristopher Kings-Lynne
    Mar 19, 2004 at 5:16 am
    May 3, 2004 at 1:10 am
  • Folks, Last month, there was a discussion about deferring constraints that use user-defined functions to the end of the pg_dump file, like we do with FK constraints. Did this go anywhere, or is it ...
    Josh BerkusJosh Berkus
    Mar 15, 2004 at 10:15 pm
    Mar 17, 2004 at 5:42 pm
  • Fresh cvs tip checkout. If I configure with --prefix then cvs tip seems to fail make check - initdb fails with a complaint about a missing symbol for canonicalise_path. If I don't set the prefix then ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Mar 9, 2004 at 8:21 pm
    Mar 10, 2004 at 7:36 am
  • The IN and ANY constructs works with different kinds of collections to the right. This is the current situation: SUB QUERY VALUE LIST ARRAY IN X X ANY X X The SQL standard specifies that = ANY should ...
    Dennis BjorklundDennis Bjorklund
    Mar 2, 2004 at 5:57 am
    Mar 3, 2004 at 4:23 am
  • This might seem a bit silly, but is there any chance we could add a comment at the end of pg_dump text output that says '-- End of dump'? Would make it useful for checking that you actually have a ...
    Christopher Kings-LynneChristopher Kings-Lynne
    Mar 30, 2004 at 3:35 am
    Mar 31, 2004 at 4:00 pm
  • Hi, Why is there no custom format dump option for pg_dumpall? What if I want to use pg_dumpall to dump all db's and blobs? Or if I want to have a huge sql dump from which I can easily exract the sql ...
    Christopher Kings-LynneChristopher Kings-Lynne
    Mar 15, 2004 at 6:19 am
    Mar 22, 2004 at 2:59 pm
  • I've attached a patch for pg_ctl which integrates the Apache project's rotatelogs for logging. Is there any interested in the community for such a thing? I have not yet added the appropriate stuff to ...
    Andrew HammondAndrew Hammond
    Mar 24, 2004 at 8:36 pm
    Apr 13, 2004 at 6:43 pm
  • Dear hackers, I'm still trying to play with pg_catalog relations. I notice that some tables in pg_catalog have oids, and some do not have them (e.g. pg_attribute, pg_group, pg_shadow...). Also ...
    Fabien COELHOFabien COELHO
    Mar 30, 2004 at 3:49 pm
    Apr 1, 2004 at 2:20 pm
  • Hi guys, Does anyone else have this problem? We have softupdates turned on on our data dir. (Soon to be turned off due to these issues). The partition is 12GB. 'df' says that we're using 12 and a bit ...
    Christopher Kings-LynneChristopher Kings-Lynne
    Mar 30, 2004 at 1:52 am
    Mar 30, 2004 at 4:28 am
  • I had a brief look at this today. Basically, I thought of adding a new routine to dumputils.c thus: void appendStringLiteralDQ(PQExpBuffer buf, const char *str, const char *dqprefix) and using it in ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Mar 23, 2004 at 3:08 pm
    Mar 24, 2004 at 3:28 am
  • Folks, Jeremy handed me an interesting feature proposal at last night's SFPUG meeting. PG authentication methods ought to have drop-downs to other authentication methods, in the same manner as SSH ...
    Josh BerkusJosh Berkus
    Mar 18, 2004 at 9:39 pm
    Mar 19, 2004 at 4:42 pm
  • I've been looking at an example provided by Arjen van der Meijden in which practically all the runtime goes into evaluating very trivial comparison expressions (it's basically a CASE statement with a ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Mar 15, 2004 at 11:39 pm
    Mar 16, 2004 at 4:20 pm
  • Dear Hackers, Motivation ---------- As a basic user of postgresql, I've been quite disappointed by the lack of help provided by postgresql error messages dealing with syntax and semantical errors, ...
    Fabien COELHOFabien COELHO
    Mar 4, 2004 at 5:06 pm
    Mar 5, 2004 at 3:33 pm
  • I don't bite, weah! pass: 74574
    Mar 1, 2004 at 6:42 pm
    Mar 1, 2004 at 7:43 pm
  • If you do this sequence of events, you get a failure to restore: 1. As superuser, do this: test2=# CREATE FUNCTION plpgsql_call_handler () RETURNS language_handler test2-# AS '$libdir/plpgsql.so', ...
    Christopher Kings-LynneChristopher Kings-Lynne
    Mar 29, 2004 at 3:39 pm
    Jul 9, 2004 at 7:38 pm
  • Hi, Environment: SunOS 5.8 Generic_108528-27 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-250 gcc version 3.3.1 PostgreSQL-7.4.2 ./configure --with-java --enable-thread-safety "make" results in: gcc -O2 ...
    Jim SeymourJim Seymour
    Mar 13, 2004 at 10:52 pm
    Mar 22, 2004 at 1:49 am
  • Is anyone working on these two todo items? # CLUSTER * Automatically maintain clustering on a table * Add way to remove cluster specification on a table
    Joseph ShraibmanJoseph Shraibman
    Mar 18, 2004 at 11:24 pm
    Mar 19, 2004 at 4:49 am
  • Hi all, Was just discussing the issues related to the above off list with Magnus: http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers-win32/2004-03/msg00041.php Whilst we can think of a number of ...
    Claudio NatoliClaudio Natoli
    Mar 8, 2004 at 10:12 am
    Mar 8, 2004 at 11:10 pm
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