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  • Based on our progress during this feature freeze, we will not complete the feature freeze until August/September. I think we need adjust expectations about an 8.3 release date, and decide if we want ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 15, 2007 at 3:37 pm
    May 19, 2007 at 9:07 pm
  • The last two runs on baiji have failed at the installcheck stage, with symptoms that look a heck of a lot like the most recent system catalog changes haven't taken effect (eg, it doesn't seem to know ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 13, 2007 at 2:06 am
    Jun 4, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Starting from a review of a patch from Itagaki Takahiro to improve LIKE performance for UTF8-encoded databases, I have been working on improving both efficiency of the LIKE/ILIKE code and the code ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    May 22, 2007 at 3:58 pm
    Sep 22, 2007 at 11:20 am
  • I tested TOAST using a method similar to the above method against CVS HEAD, with default shared_buffers = 32MB and no assert()s. I created backends with power-of-2 seetings for TOAST_TUPLES_PER_PAGE ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 29, 2007 at 12:18 am
    Jun 8, 2007 at 10:08 am
  • Hi guys of the pgsql-hackers list. I've received a bug report on the OLE DB list, which I suspect is actually a server bug. The correspondence so far is listed further on, but, in a nutshell, user ...
    Shachar ShemeshShachar Shemesh
    May 19, 2007 at 5:05 pm
    Jun 18, 2007 at 2:31 pm
  • Here's my roadmap for the "scan-resistant buffer cache" and "synchronized scans" patches. 1. Fix the current vacuum behavior of throwing dirty buffers to the freelist, forcing a lot of WAL flushes. ...
    Heikki LinnakangasHeikki Linnakangas
    May 8, 2007 at 10:40 am
    May 17, 2007 at 2:46 pm
  • In talking to people who are assigned to review patches or could review patches, I often get the reply, "Oh, yea, I need to do that". Folks, we are six weeks into feature freeze and have made slim ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 16, 2007 at 5:14 pm
    May 20, 2007 at 9:32 pm
  • This message is an attempt to sort out which patch queue entries have no hope of getting into 8.3 (and so we shouldn't spend more time on them right now), which ones can get in but are waiting on ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 2, 2007 at 2:44 am
    Sep 13, 2007 at 4:13 pm
  • Let me give you my approach to tracking. It might help set the stage for moving forward. My goal has always been to foster discussion and pull as many TODO items and patches from the discussion as ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 6, 2007 at 2:30 am
    May 16, 2007 at 7:26 pm
  • What is the reasoning behind having two different implementations of the datetime types, with slightly different behavior? Do we intend to keep supporting both FP- and integer-based datetimes ...
    Neil ConwayNeil Conway
    May 5, 2007 at 7:22 am
    Mar 25, 2008 at 8:17 am
  • The messages output by the "scripts" always seemed unnecessary to me, e.g., $ createdb foo CREATE DATABASE A Unix program (hi Magnus) shouldn't need to say anything if the requested action succeeded. ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    May 31, 2007 at 12:56 pm
    Mar 11, 2008 at 8:13 pm
  • It's from the PostgreSQL source tree, so whatever license that has. -- Peter Eisentraut http://developer.postgresql.org/~petere/
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    May 6, 2007 at 5:21 pm
    May 10, 2007 at 2:15 pm
  • Well, trace_sort is available by default, but... I take back point (b) --- the state object is released at ExecutorEnd, and EXPLAIN ANALYZE examines the tree before doing that, so if we added some ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 4, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    May 9, 2007 at 11:22 pm
  • I took a look, and concluded that the only bit of code that uses the grantor at all is pg_dumpall. Does this means we can remove it altogether? In back branches, we would take out the pg_dumpall ...
    Alvaro HerreraAlvaro Herrera
    May 4, 2007 at 6:57 pm
    May 17, 2007 at 10:44 pm
  • Hi developers, Concurrently updating an updatable view seems to cause an unexpected result. Is it a known issue? = select version(); version ...
    Hiroshi InoueHiroshi Inoue
    May 14, 2007 at 3:58 am
    Jun 1, 2007 at 7:56 pm
  • With a small modification to src/tools/msvc/Install.pm (see attached patch) it's possible for me to build with msvc and install postgres on a Windows xp box and leave cygwin in the PATH. Since I use ...
    Hannes EderHannes Eder
    May 23, 2007 at 8:13 am
    Sep 23, 2007 at 8:33 pm
  • I have been talking with Theo some more about his recent problem with bytea arguments and results (see recent discussion on -bugs and also recent docs patch), what he needs is a way to have bytea ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    May 6, 2007 at 1:46 am
    May 16, 2007 at 9:54 am
  • Hi, I'm starting to review the "synchronized scans" and "scan-resistant buffer cache" patches. The patches have complex interactions so I'm taking a holistic approach. There's four outstanding issues ...
    Heikki LinnakangasHeikki Linnakangas
    May 2, 2007 at 1:27 pm
    May 3, 2007 at 7:04 pm
  • While looking at Jaime's last temp_tablespaces GUC patch, i've got some concerns about it's current implementation: 1) The code claims that OIDs of temp tablespaces couldn't be cached, therefore it ...
    Bernd HelmleBernd Helmle
    May 24, 2007 at 10:52 pm
    May 30, 2007 at 2:11 am
  • Hi, I asked about this before, but the thread got hijacked to discuss another buildfarm failure :-(. Currently our only Windows Vista buildfarm member (Vaquita) fails every time (assuming it gets ...
    Dave PageDave Page
    May 9, 2007 at 8:22 am
    May 16, 2007 at 8:26 am
  • I just rearranged the code in mbutils.c a little bit to make it more robust if conversion of an over-length string is attempted, and noted this comment: /* * When converting strings between different ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 28, 2007 at 4:53 pm
    Mar 11, 2008 at 8:13 pm
  • Hi, I'm attempting a patch that would allow the COPY command to copy into a view. I needed to code something so as to get a clue, but the design has not been discussed so I'm posting here rather than ...
    Karl O. PincKarl O. Pinc
    May 18, 2007 at 10:40 pm
    May 24, 2007 at 7:26 pm
  • When planning queries with a large IN expression in the WHERE clause, the planner transforms the IN list into a scalar array expression. In clause_selectivity(), we estimate the selectivity of the ...
    Neil ConwayNeil Conway
    May 10, 2007 at 6:20 pm
    Mar 11, 2008 at 6:15 pm
  • I just finished giving someone the standard advice to wait a bit before trying to drop a database that'd just been accessed: http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-general/2007-05/msg01505.php AFAICT a ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 30, 2007 at 5:09 pm
    Jun 2, 2007 at 5:17 am
  • The pgstats subsystem does not correctly account for the effects of failed transactions. Note the live/dead tuple counts in this example: regression=# create table foo (f1 int); CREATE TABLE ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 25, 2007 at 11:20 pm
    Jun 1, 2007 at 3:57 pm
  • Hi, i was following a thread some time ago where adding a function pg_get_tabledef was one of the TODOs for 8.2, but it somehow didn't make it to the release perhaps because the functionality was not ...
    Usama MunirUsama Munir
    May 21, 2007 at 1:20 pm
    May 22, 2007 at 1:43 am
  • Simon, I am forwarding this to pgsql-hackers. I can send the requirements once I get the right contact. Thanks. Ale Raza. -----Original Message----- From: Simon Riggs Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 ...
    Ale RazaAle Raza
    May 1, 2007 at 9:07 pm
    May 8, 2007 at 8:53 pm
  • Hi! When running on a 64-bit server, are 32-bit ints padded to 64-bit? Specifically, I'm interested if I actually end up making my table any smaller if I move from 64-bit integer primary key to ...
    Magnus HaganderMagnus Hagander
    May 29, 2007 at 6:39 pm
    May 30, 2007 at 8:30 pm
  • We've had ecpg regression tests being doing by the buildfarm for a while, but they are not enabled for MSVC. Also, buildfarm has never supported doing MBCS regression tests. In both cases the ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    May 17, 2007 at 3:49 pm
    May 21, 2007 at 11:17 am
  • I've been studying the SQL spec in a bit more detail and I'm suddenly thinking that we've got the behavior all wrong in the current GENERATED/IDENTITY patch. In particular, it looks to me like we've ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 7, 2007 at 9:16 pm
    May 15, 2007 at 2:36 am
  • This morning a friend IM'ed me a comment about Martin Michlmayr's PhD thesis, which is about release process on open source projects. It is an interesting read: ...
    Alvaro HerreraAlvaro Herrera
    May 18, 2007 at 4:06 pm
    May 20, 2007 at 9:55 pm
  • Hello, It seems that it may be useful to allow something like: DROP INDEX NOWAIT. The idea being, that the terminal will come back, the index will be dropped in the background. If it doesn't drop, it ...
    Joshua D. DrakeJoshua D. Drake
    May 17, 2007 at 7:30 pm
    May 18, 2007 at 7:20 pm
  • Moving to -hackers. Not to beat a dead horse, but do we really want to force folks to be parsing logs for performance monitoring? Especially if that log parsing is just going to result in data being ...
    Jim C. NasbyJim C. Nasby
    May 12, 2007 at 9:20 pm
    May 14, 2007 at 11:13 am
  • Does anyone actually read these? LOG: database system was shut down at 2007-05-30 17:54:39 CEST LOG: checkpoint record is at 0/42C4FC LOG: redo record is at 0/42C4FC; undo record is at 0/0; shutdown ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    May 30, 2007 at 3:57 pm
    Jun 2, 2007 at 8:10 pm
  • Greetings, It'd be nice to have a NOTICE printed when a wait-on-lock takes longer than a few seconds. It doesn't need to be precise and it doesn't have to be repeated over and over, just once. ...
    Stephen FrostStephen Frost
    May 30, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    Jun 1, 2007 at 8:56 am
  • Hi, we at Cybertec have developed cast functions in C between inet/cidr <- bytea for a client and we would like to submit it. This is how it works: - IPv4 inet/cidr value will return 4 bytes if the ...
    Zoltan BoszormenyiZoltan Boszormenyi
    May 30, 2007 at 6:42 pm
    May 31, 2007 at 4:18 pm
  • Yet another potential addition to the family of operators. Some guy was asking for it on IRC so... CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION interval_over_interval(interval, interval) RETURNS float STRICT IMMUTABLE ...
    Andrew HammondAndrew Hammond
    May 17, 2007 at 10:46 pm
    May 30, 2007 at 2:47 am
  • Hello, my name is Robert Mach and I am happy to by working on GSoC project for Postgresql. The name of the project is Integrity check algorithm for data files in Postgresql. So far, I have put ...
    Robert MachRobert Mach
    May 18, 2007 at 10:53 am
    May 23, 2007 at 6:52 pm
  • The use of ActiveSnapshot throughout the code appears rather dangerous to me. It is a global pointer, assumed not to be set yet in some places, assumed to be saved and restored by the caller in ...
    Jan WieckJan Wieck
    May 12, 2007 at 9:00 pm
    May 14, 2007 at 9:00 pm
  • All, I now have a simple test case which shows significant performance degradation on 8.3devel for a specific query, apparenly due to an unnecessary call to Top-N sort. I've tried to forward the test ...
    Josh BerkusJosh Berkus
    May 30, 2007 at 10:50 pm
    May 31, 2007 at 5:39 pm
  • In connection with completing David Fetter's array of composites patch, I am looking at doing some better name mangling for array types as recently discussed. What I'm thinking of is prepending one ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    May 5, 2007 at 2:58 pm
    May 5, 2007 at 7:05 pm
  • I just noticed that my recent change to prevent PG_RE_THROW from dying if there's noplace to longjmp to has provoked a whole lot of warnings that were not there before. Apparently this is because gcc ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 3, 2007 at 8:20 pm
    May 4, 2007 at 2:31 pm
  • Hello, I have a system where there are mostly COPYs, which insert data into a table. Ocasionally a COPY will fail (and thus, dead rows appear), but as far as I can tell ROLLBACK is not reflected ...
    Dawid KuroczkoDawid Kuroczko
    May 7, 2007 at 5:50 am
    Jun 11, 2007 at 2:20 am
  • The current CVS' configure is really confusing: it has "--with-xslt" option, while there is no XSLT support in the core. At least let's change the option's comment to smth like "build with XSLT ...
    Nikolay SamokhvalovNikolay Samokhvalov
    May 20, 2007 at 6:36 pm
    Jun 2, 2007 at 1:19 pm
  • Just noticed buffile.c:292 doesn't look quite right where BufFileDumpBuffer calls FileWrite: bytestowrite = FileWrite(thisfile, file- buffer, bytestowrite); It looks as though it would write the same ...
    Kurt HarrimanKurt Harriman
    May 7, 2007 at 8:59 pm
    Jun 1, 2007 at 11:46 pm
  • I'm looking for corner cases where the concurrent psql patch doesn't handle things properly. I'm wondering about multiple result sets but I can't think of any cases where I can test them. If you ...
    Gregory StarkGregory Stark
    May 16, 2007 at 1:43 pm
    May 17, 2007 at 2:37 am
  • Hi there, I'm investigating a problem my client experienced with "create database xxx with template=yyy" - they often get error "ERROR: source database "yyy" is being accessed by other users", I ...
    Oleg BartunovOleg Bartunov
    May 9, 2007 at 6:03 pm
    May 9, 2007 at 8:38 pm
  • I notice that we have two versions of not INHERITing: ALTER ROLE meek NOINHERIT earth; ALTER TABLE meek NO INHERIT earth; Is there some merit in deciding on just one of these syntaxes? It seems like ...
    Simon RiggsSimon Riggs
    May 1, 2007 at 9:12 pm
    May 1, 2007 at 10:42 pm
  • I was idly thinking about Joseph Shraibman's problem here: http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-general/2007-05/msg01011.php in which a large hash join seemed to be blowing out memory. By chance I ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 31, 2007 at 7:38 pm
    Jun 1, 2007 at 2:12 pm
  • Just to get an opinion, which is better: could not open transaction log file "%s": %m could not open control file "%s": %m could not open data file "%s": %m could not open temporary file "%s": %m ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    May 30, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    May 31, 2007 at 12:21 am
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