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  • This is nonsense. The admin knows what he set shared_buffers to, and so maxpages and percent of shared buffers are not really distinct ways of specifying things. The cases that make a percent spec ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Dec 21, 2004 at 3:45 pm
    Jun 5, 2005 at 2:08 am
  • Hi, I've been thinking on how to do shared row locking. There are some very preliminar ideas on this issue. Please comment; particularly if any part of it sounds unworkable or too incomplete. There ...
    Alvaro HerreraAlvaro Herrera
    Dec 17, 2004 at 1:25 am
    Dec 31, 2004 at 4:00 am
  • I've got a down production server (will not restart) with the following tail to its log file: 2004-12-13 15:05:52 LOG: recycled transaction log file "000001650000004C" 2004-12-13 15:26:01 LOG: ...
    Joe ConwayJoe Conway
    Dec 15, 2004 at 3:12 am
    Dec 27, 2004 at 6:09 pm
  • Hello, A short note that I've updated DBD::PgSPI version 0.02 to CPAN. There are no new features - but the code now expects (and works with) reasonably decent versions of perl (5.8.x) and pgsql ...
    Dec 6, 2004 at 5:33 am
    Dec 6, 2004 at 10:27 pm
  • OK, where are we in the release process? We still have a few open items, but those can be moved to the TODO list. Do we do RC1 or Beta6? -- Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Dec 3, 2004 at 5:18 pm
    Dec 4, 2004 at 11:51 am
  • I have started filling in the supported platform list for the 8.0.0 release with the information from the build farm: http://developer.postgresql.org/docs/postgres/supported-platforms.html It's now ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Dec 7, 2004 at 12:01 am
    Dec 20, 2004 at 9:28 pm
  • Hi! I was going to add WIN1252 to the installer, because I was under the impression it was a "server side" encoding. But initdb won't accept it... Looking at include/mb/pg_wchar.h, I notice that: ...
    Magnus HaganderMagnus Hagander
    Dec 4, 2004 at 5:08 pm
    Dec 6, 2004 at 9:06 pm
  • I noticed that we have a bottleneck in aggregate performance in advance_transition_function(): according to callgrind, doing datumCopy() and pfree() for every tuple produced by the transition ...
    Neil ConwayNeil Conway
    Dec 1, 2004 at 2:48 am
    Dec 3, 2004 at 2:19 am
  • After all this time I finally got around to vacuuming the database with dbt2 with pg_autovacuum. :) http://www.osdl.org/projects/dbt2dev/results/dev4-010/215/ Doesn't look so good though, probably ...
    Mark WongMark Wong
    Dec 21, 2004 at 5:41 pm
    Jan 13, 2005 at 7:49 am
  • As per http://www.pgbuildfarm.org/cgi-bin/show_log.pl?nm=herring&dt=2004-12-16%2018:46:18 This combination of OS/compiler does not result in a working copy. Andrew and i have been digging into this ...
    Darcy BuskermolenDarcy Buskermolen
    Dec 16, 2004 at 8:16 pm
    Dec 21, 2004 at 9:04 pm
  • I tried compliling v8 beta 5 (grabbed from cvs on Friday) on AIX 5.1. It fails during the make make[4]: Entering directory `/opt/OXRS/Sources/pgsql-HEAD/src/interfaces/libpq' make[4]: Nothing to be ...
    Brad NicholsonBrad Nicholson
    Dec 6, 2004 at 5:06 pm
    Dec 10, 2004 at 10:53 pm
  • Maybe that's how the planner decide what to do: 1) sequencially scan table1 and use index for each row (RESTRICT) 2) sequencially scan table2 and use index for each row (RESTRICT) 3) ... some other ...
    Dec 13, 2004 at 11:27 am
    Dec 23, 2004 at 3:48 pm
  • In recent discussion[1] with Simon Riggs, there has been some talk of making some changes to the bgwriter. To summarize the problem, the bgwriter currently scans the entire T1+T2 buffer lists and ...
    Neil ConwayNeil Conway
    Dec 14, 2004 at 1:31 pm
    Dec 20, 2004 at 9:51 am
  • Hi *, is somebody working on these two issues on the TODO-List? 1) Prevent default re-use of sysids for dropped users and groups Currently, if a user is removed while he still owns objects, a new ...
    Dec 3, 2004 at 9:49 pm
    Dec 16, 2004 at 12:03 am
  • I'd like some views on the following issue. The pljava function call handler will resolve a class name using a loader that in turn uses a specific table in the PostgreSQL database. Hence, the caller ...
    Thomas HallgrenThomas Hallgren
    Dec 17, 2004 at 7:12 pm
    Dec 20, 2004 at 12:59 pm
  • The idea that bgwriter smooths out the response time of transactions is only true if the buffer lists T1 and T2 have *some* clean buffers available for use when performing I/O. The alternative is ...
    Simon RiggsSimon Riggs
    Dec 11, 2004 at 5:33 pm
    Dec 17, 2004 at 6:13 pm
  • The core committee has agreed that it's about time to advance to Release Candidate status (which we define as "code is frozen, but not docs nor message translation work"). Barring surprises, 8.0RC1 ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Dec 2, 2004 at 5:08 pm
    Dec 4, 2004 at 4:23 am
  • I have seen this failure several times, but not consistently, on the buildfarm member otter (Debian/MIPS) and possible on others, and am wondering if it indicates a possible race condition on DROP ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Dec 15, 2004 at 9:05 pm
    Jan 4, 2005 at 4:09 am
  • Barring loud squawks, Marc will bundle up 8.0RC2 this evening sometime. Anybody got last-minute stuff? regards, tom lane
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Dec 20, 2004 at 7:04 pm
    Dec 21, 2004 at 11:09 am
  • Hi, two concurrent clients try to 'COPY ... FROM ...' to the same table, "feature_link". The second one (pid 17983) is waiting for an ExclusiveLock on the table's primary key index, ...
    Michael WildpanerMichael Wildpaner
    Dec 31, 2004 at 6:04 pm
    Jan 3, 2005 at 10:51 pm
  • In a galaxy far, far away Bernd wrote: The context: http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2004-03/msg00999.php I don't find the why of this on the specs and the threads about this issue ignore ...
    Jaime CasanovaJaime Casanova
    Dec 22, 2004 at 7:52 am
    Dec 22, 2004 at 5:33 pm
  • I have a strange but reproducible problem where a query does not seem to return the same results. esp=# select 1::int4, * from data1.po_line_file esp-# where pol_po_no = '00000002' and esp-# ...
    Merlin MoncureMerlin Moncure
    Dec 13, 2004 at 5:07 pm
    Dec 15, 2004 at 9:03 pm
  • I am seeing the following regression failures with CVS head and inheritance tests. They look like sort order problems: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- *** ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Dec 1, 2004 at 10:12 pm
    Dec 2, 2004 at 4:10 am
  • This result is now seen for HEAD on buildfarm member osprey: ================= pgsql.23138/contrib/tsearch/regression.diffs =================== *** ./expected/tsearch.out Tue Dec 28 12:05:27 2004 --- ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Dec 28, 2004 at 9:28 pm
    Dec 30, 2004 at 7:31 pm
  • headsup courtesy of buildfarm. problems apparently with NaNs, infinities and negative zeros. see: http://www.pgbuildfarm.org/cgi-bin/show_log.pl?nm=fantail&dt=2004-12-06%2011:05:24 cheers
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Dec 7, 2004 at 12:15 am
    Dec 10, 2004 at 10:30 pm
  • I have applied all outstanding patches and I think we are ready to go for RC1. These are the open items. I think we will just have to move them to the TODO list tomorrow, except for the documentation ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Dec 2, 2004 at 10:58 pm
    Dec 3, 2004 at 3:11 pm
  • Hi, Here is a port report for NetBSD 2.0 mac68k, with sources of postgresql8.0.0rc1. Here is the configure line used : ./configure --prefix=/data/postgresql/pgsql-8.0.0rc1 --with-openssl ...
    Rémi ZaraRémi Zara
    Dec 14, 2004 at 10:07 pm
    Jan 6, 2005 at 3:56 pm
  • Pursuant to Theodore Petrosky's recent trouble report, I thought I would see what happens if you try to build Postgres in a directory whose path contains spaces, or if the install prefix contains ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Dec 30, 2004 at 6:23 pm
    Jan 4, 2005 at 5:13 am
  • Has anyone got any idea on why I see things like this from time to time? It seems to be intermittent, which is odd. You can see it on occasional ContribCheck failures on buildfarm. cheers andrew
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Dec 15, 2004 at 1:47 pm
    Dec 16, 2004 at 3:28 am
  • AIX 5.1 I applied Bruce's patch, configured with --enable-thread-safety and everything went smoothly. Brad.
    Brad NicholsonBrad Nicholson
    Dec 14, 2004 at 3:51 pm
    Dec 15, 2004 at 9:28 pm
  • Howdy. I'm starting some work on our favorite LISTEN/NOTIFY subsystem in the hopes of more advanced functionality. Right now I'm using a bastardized (RAISE NOTICE + tailing error logs) + NOTIFY to ...
    Sean ChittendenSean Chittenden
    Dec 27, 2004 at 9:19 am
    Oct 24, 2005 at 4:05 pm
  • hello I am using the following sytex to handle exceptions in plpgsql (I am using postgres 8 rc1) ....some code ........ EXCEPTION WHEN NO_DATA THEN RAISE NOTICE 'NO DATA'; WHEN OTHERS THEN RAISE ...
    Sibtay AbbasSibtay Abbas
    Dec 31, 2004 at 7:57 pm
    Jan 2, 2005 at 12:30 am
  • look her over ... I forced a sync to the ftp.postgresql.org server, so its available there ... will announce later this evening baring any 'its broken' commends ;) ---- Marc G. Fournier Hub.Org ...
    Marc G. FournierMarc G. Fournier
    Dec 3, 2004 at 11:12 pm
    Dec 31, 2004 at 1:51 am
  • What are the open issues before we can release an RC3? I don't know of any except the btree problem OSDL found. Is that fixed? Are their others? -- Bruce Momjian | http://candle.pha.pa.us ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Dec 28, 2004 at 7:23 am
    Dec 28, 2004 at 4:06 pm
  • Hi, One of the regression failure on NetBSD mac68k is float8 (see http://www.pgbuildfarm.org/cgi-bin/show_history.pl?nm=osprey&br=HEAD). The failure is due to the fact the strtod does not underflow ...
    Rémi ZaraRémi Zara
    Dec 22, 2004 at 10:45 pm
    Dec 25, 2004 at 9:14 pm
  • hello i am not able to execute the yyparse() function generated by flex from within the pl call handler function. does any one knows the reason for this failure? and how can it be rectified thank you
    Sibtay AbbasSibtay Abbas
    Dec 21, 2004 at 6:04 pm
    Dec 21, 2004 at 7:26 pm
  • All went mainly well - but a couple of gotchas on the build (these may be Fedora bugs rather than PG ones). This install is pretty much brand new (2 days old) with very little local configuration, so ...
    John GrayJohn Gray
    Dec 12, 2004 at 5:01 pm
    Dec 19, 2004 at 11:42 pm
  • [original seems lost - sorry if it's a dup] We still seem to have occasional problems with dropdb while running contrib installcheck. The symptoms look like this: ============== dropping database ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Dec 13, 2004 at 11:32 pm
    Dec 14, 2004 at 10:50 pm
  • It seems that this bug is still lurking in libpq: http://search.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2004-09/msg00703.php Is anybody working on it, or should I try something myself, perhaps just replacing ...
    Hannu KrosingHannu Krosing
    Dec 22, 2004 at 11:54 am
    Jan 6, 2005 at 8:08 pm
  • Greetings, Due to the fact that group system id's and user system id's can overlap, pg_class will need to change in order to accomedate group ownership. The things I've thought of so far, in order of ...
    Stephen FrostStephen Frost
    Dec 29, 2004 at 5:02 pm
    Dec 29, 2004 at 6:55 pm
  • Hi! I'm using Postgresql on FreeBSD, and would like to get "order by" to work with unicode. The OS does have collation implemented for unicode (UTF-8) locales. Some freebsd people point me towards ...
    Palle GirgensohnPalle Girgensohn
    Dec 16, 2004 at 2:20 am
    Dec 22, 2004 at 9:29 am
  • It looks like --enable-cassert isn't handled properly under icc7 http://www.pgbuildfarm.org/cgi-bin/show_log.pl?nm=herring&dt=2004-12-07%2016:30:44 -- Darcy Buskermolen Wavefire Technologies Corp. ...
    Darcy BuskermolenDarcy Buskermolen
    Dec 10, 2004 at 7:09 pm
    Dec 12, 2004 at 10:00 pm
  • I have seen several cases where either pg_regress appears not to exit with the expected non-zero exit status or "make check" does not apparently exit with the expected non-zero status. In particular, ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    Dec 10, 2004 at 7:27 pm
    Dec 11, 2004 at 8:36 pm
  • People, In pg_restore --help I see this: -O, --no-owner do not output commands to set object ownership [...] -x, --no-privileges skip restoration of access privileges (grant/revoke) Do we talk about ...
    Alvaro HerreraAlvaro Herrera
    Dec 3, 2004 at 4:59 pm
    Dec 3, 2004 at 6:49 pm
  • Hi Bruce, I started to work on the uptime() for the postmaster yesterday. A couple of questions: a) is the name uptime() OK? b) is the return-type 'Interval' OK? c) does it make sense (... fit in the ...
    Matthias SchmidtMatthias Schmidt
    Dec 31, 2004 at 1:06 pm
    Jan 4, 2005 at 6:47 am
  • Hi all, I'm testing now RC2 against our application and I'm experiencing intermittent errors. I isolated this test: CREATE TABLE users ( id_login SERIAL PRIMARY KEY, login TEXT ); CREATE OR REPLACE ...
    Gaetano MendolaGaetano Mendola
    Dec 21, 2004 at 4:46 pm
    Dec 21, 2004 at 6:28 pm
  • Hello, In testing RC1 today I attempted to use pg_dump -h cygwin_box mydb | psql -h RC1_box mydb It started off ok but at somepoint while transferring data over in a table it went astray. I started ...
    Mike G.Mike G.
    Dec 17, 2004 at 10:56 pm
    Dec 21, 2004 at 3:38 am
  • Yes, but bgwriter needs to issue the writes first before the kernel cache can be flushed, which is the activity I've been focusing on. If the bgwriter isn't writing enough, flushing the cache is ...
    Simon RiggsSimon Riggs
    Dec 15, 2004 at 6:26 pm
    Dec 20, 2004 at 9:44 am
  • There was some talk of branching REL8_0_STABLE after 8.0.0rc1 was released. Is that still the plan? TIA, Neil
    Neil ConwayNeil Conway
    Dec 6, 2004 at 11:01 pm
    Dec 10, 2004 at 10:40 pm
  • We're working on DBI-link which is an access method of sorts using existing tools. We want an empty local table foo with 1. a _RETURN RULE 2. an update TRIGGER 3. a delete TRIGGER 4. an insert ...
    Dec 5, 2004 at 10:29 pm
    Dec 6, 2004 at 1:26 am
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