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  • Magnus and I had the fortune to share a plane flight when leaving pgCon. This gave us a chance to discuss my ideas around reforming PostgreSQL configuration at some length. Here's what we came up ...
    Josh BerkusJosh Berkus
    May 31, 2008 at 1:38 am
    Aug 19, 2008 at 9:25 am
  • The Postgres core team met at PGCon to discuss a few issues, the largest of which is the need for simple, built-in replication for PostgreSQL. Historically the project policy has been to avoid ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 29, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    Jul 15, 2008 at 10:56 pm
  • Folks, can we avoid posting an email to both hackers and patches lists? I understand why people do it, but it is best avoided, I think. If you feel the need to keep patch discussion on hackers, ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 7, 2008 at 2:08 pm
    Jul 3, 2008 at 11:11 pm
  • This is really great! Kudos to all who made this happen :) I tried a bunch of different queries, and so far, only these two haven't worked. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong here? WITH RECURSIVE t(n) AS ...
    David FetterDavid Fetter
    May 18, 2008 at 6:47 pm
    May 29, 2008 at 3:58 am
  • Now that psql '\pset format wrapped' is in CVS, we should consider when we want to use 'wrapped' format by default. I think psql \df and \dT certainly can benefit from wrapped mode. \df+ even ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    May 9, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    Jun 30, 2008 at 7:45 pm
  • [moved to -hackers, because talk is about implementation details] Thank you. 1 diff -Nrub postgresql-8.3.1-orig/contrib/tsearch2/tsearch2.c now contrib/tsearch2 is compatibility layer for old ...
    Teodor SigaevTeodor Sigaev
    May 24, 2008 at 4:07 am
    Apr 14, 2009 at 1:27 am
  • Buildfarm member spoonbill's last four HEAD builds have all failed in the same utterly bizarre way. It looks like about half of the test results files got truncated at random places --- no errors, no ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 17, 2008 at 4:39 pm
    Aug 24, 2008 at 7:39 pm
  • I have just been working on setting up a continuous recovery failover system, and noticed some odd log lines, shown below. (Using 8.3). First note that our parsing of recovery.conf in xlog.c is ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    May 12, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    Jun 30, 2008 at 11:29 pm
  • Hi, I recently (on my flight to Ottawa) changed ecpg to use the keyword list of the backend instead of its own. This means that there is one less file to sync manually. However, it also means that an ...
    Michael MeskesMichael Meskes
    May 23, 2008 at 11:42 pm
    Jun 13, 2008 at 3:27 pm
  • Hi, Thanks to all who respnoded to the WITH RECURSIVE patches V0.1. Here are TODO items so far. Lines starting with "*" are my comments and questions. - SEARCH clause not supported * do weed this for ...
    Tatsuo IshiiTatsuo Ishii
    May 27, 2008 at 1:11 am
    May 27, 2008 at 9:05 pm
  • Hi, I noticed heapam.h is included in way too many places. This is bad IMHO because heapam.h itself includes a lot of other headers. A lot of these are easy to fix; the source files just need to ...
    Alvaro HerreraAlvaro Herrera
    May 9, 2008 at 6:55 pm
    May 15, 2008 at 3:49 pm
  • I've started to look over Pavel's revised RAISE patch http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-patches/2008-05/msg00187.php and I've got a few quibbles with the syntax choices. Pavel proposes extending ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 12, 2008 at 4:53 pm
    May 14, 2008 at 1:51 pm
  • Have any Windows-using hackers tried to look into the reports of $SUBJECT on 8.3? We have two fresh reports: http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-bugs/2008-05/msg00106.php ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 18, 2008 at 8:32 pm
    May 27, 2008 at 10:03 pm
  • After some discussions at PGCon, I'd like to make some proposals for hint bit setting with the aim to reduce write overhead. Currently, when we see an un-hinted row we set the bit, if possible and ...
    Simon RiggsSimon Riggs
    May 27, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:55 pm
  • Dear pgdev, I've played with triggers a bit, and I have noticed that there seem to be no way to add a trigger on events such as "prepare", "commit", "rollback", "savepoint", if I'm not mistaken. ...
    Fabien COELHOFabien COELHO
    May 19, 2008 at 9:52 am
    Jul 1, 2008 at 6:38 pm
  • Folks, A co-worker pointed out to me that MySQL has a feature that, properly implemented and maybe extended, could be handy, namely what MySQL calls a "timestamp" field, so here's a proposal: 1. ...
    David FetterDavid Fetter
    May 7, 2008 at 10:04 pm
    Feb 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm
  • Please consider this mail as submission of PL/Proxy into core. Documentation: https://developer.skype.com/SkypeGarage/DbProjects/PlProxy Previous submission with overview: ...
    Marko KreenMarko Kreen
    May 14, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    May 20, 2008 at 11:31 am
  • I see that assign_xlog_sync_method() is still assigning to sync_method. This is 100% wrong: an assign hook is chartered to set derived values, but not to set the GUC variable itself. This will for ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 12, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    Jul 2, 2008 at 12:11 pm
  • Currently, PostgreSQL implements the SQL Standard transaction isolation level of Read Uncommitted as being equivalent to Read Committed. That is a valid decision, though I wish to propose an ...
    Simon RiggsSimon Riggs
    May 25, 2008 at 11:43 pm
    May 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm
  • I wonder if there is any merit to the idea of storing the 'create view' statement that created the view in an appropriate place. There are basically two reasons for this: *) preserve initial ...
    Merlin MoncureMerlin Moncure
    May 20, 2008 at 6:03 pm
    Jul 14, 2008 at 10:57 pm
  • I was displeased to discover just now that in a standard RPM build of PG 8.3, psql and the other basic client programs pull in libxml2 and libxslt; this creates a package dependency that should not ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 17, 2008 at 9:40 pm
    May 20, 2008 at 3:37 am
  • Hello, I'm new to the core PostgreSQL code, so pardon the question if the answer is really obvious, and I'm just missing it, but I've got a relatively large web application that uses PostgreSQL as a ...
    May 28, 2008 at 11:18 pm
    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:35 pm
  • This is a proposal of a non-standard, albeit useful functionality in Postgres (it is also a quite long email message). Background: I'm currently working on a GSoC project for PostgreSQL ...
    Jan UrbańskiJan Urbański
    May 29, 2008 at 11:09 pm
    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:15 pm
  • Tom brought this up during the PGCon developer meet. After thinking a bit about it, I think it's actually possible to avoid the second heap scan, especially now that we've HOT. If we can remove the ...
    Pavan DeolaseePavan Deolasee
    May 28, 2008 at 11:27 am
    May 31, 2008 at 4:36 am
  • Hello, in my particular case I need to configure Postgres to handle only a few concurrent connections, but I need it to be blazingly fast, so I need it to cache everything possible. I've changed the ...
    May 28, 2008 at 11:05 pm
    May 29, 2008 at 7:12 pm
  • Yesterday a client and I were sad to discover that the overhead of constraint exclusion is apparently O(n) in the number of partitions, and that where we had ~180 partitions each with a simple ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    May 9, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    May 12, 2008 at 2:47 pm
  • Folks, I'd like to make it possible to see qualifiers from inside functions in PostgreSQL. For my particular case, and for dblink, it would allow user-space code to some remove bottlenecks which make ...
    David FetterDavid Fetter
    May 5, 2008 at 7:01 pm
    Jul 14, 2008 at 11:02 pm
  • I have a client who is looking for a way to be able to alter objects without having to recreate (say, from a dump) all the objects in a possibly large dependency tree rooted at the object. Of course, ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    May 6, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    May 7, 2008 at 5:54 pm
  • Is there a reason that we can't add a trigger to a table while a select is running? This is a serious pain when trying to setup londiste or slony. -- Decibel!, aka Jim C. Nasby, Database Architect ...
    May 30, 2008 at 12:27 am
    Jul 17, 2008 at 1:34 am
  • I think this patch looks OK coding-wise, but not tested, yet. If we did apply this patch it would need significantly more documentation, probably examples and the like. But I think writing that docs ...
    Simon RiggsSimon Riggs
    May 2, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    May 4, 2008 at 3:14 pm
  • Hello I am returning back to my patch and older proposal http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2007-02/msg00318.php . Some work did Neil Conway ...
    Pavel StehulePavel Stehule
    May 21, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    Jun 1, 2008 at 6:53 pm
  • I want to start working to implement packages in PostgreSQL and would like to learn how to change the tables of the catalogue. I want to useit pg_namespace table to create a "sub-schema" that will be ...
    May 25, 2008 at 4:43 pm
    Jun 1, 2008 at 9:08 am
  • I maintain the project "Temporal PostgreSQL" on pgfoundry: http://pgfoundry.org/projects/temporal Reference docs available here: http://temporal.projects.postgresql.org/reference.html This project ...
    Jeff DavisJeff Davis
    May 26, 2008 at 7:07 am
    May 26, 2008 at 9:00 pm
  • I have just noticed that pg_standby.c is missing a $PostgreSQL:$ line. Do we have a script that goes looking for such files? Do we need one? cheers andrew
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    May 14, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    May 17, 2008 at 8:53 am
  • http://search.cpan.org/~mhosken/Font-Fret-1.202/pmake.bat regards, tom lane
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 9, 2008 at 4:09 pm
    May 14, 2008 at 5:10 pm
  • I am confused about the below results. The backend is in EDT but it is converting timestamps into EST ... excluding NOW(). Regardless of the timezone provided, the backend is dishing out EST. ...
    Andrew ChernowAndrew Chernow
    May 1, 2008 at 1:59 pm
    May 2, 2008 at 2:25 pm
  • (Resending since it didn't work the first time. Not sure if attaching a tar file was the culprit.) I'd like to propose adding the following probes (some of which came from Simon) to 8.4. I think ...
    Robert LorRobert Lor
    May 18, 2008 at 2:31 am
    Jun 6, 2008 at 9:58 pm
  • [moving to -hackers] "Tom Lane" <tgl@sss.pgh.pa.us writes: Hm, it occurs to me that we could still do a join against the pending event trigger list... I wonder how feasible it would be to store the ...
    Gregory StarkGregory Stark
    May 28, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    Jun 3, 2008 at 8:43 pm
  • Would anyone object to \df displaying a function's volatility? Maybe limit it to \df+? Ideally we would have a short header for the column so that it doesn't take too much space, and specify the ...
    Alvaro HerreraAlvaro Herrera
    May 24, 2008 at 12:23 am
    May 25, 2008 at 9:19 pm
  • I am using PostgreSQL's SSL support and the conventions for the key and certifications don't make sense from the client perspective. Especially under Windows. I am proposing a few simple changes: ...
    Mark L. WoodwardMark L. Woodward
    May 15, 2008 at 1:28 pm
    May 15, 2008 at 6:17 pm
  • hello everybody, i know that we have discussed this issue already. my view of the problem has changed in the past couple of weeks, however. maybe other people had similar experiences. i have been ...
    Hans-Jürgen SchönigHans-Jürgen Schönig
    May 11, 2008 at 10:05 am
    May 12, 2008 at 5:55 pm
  • good morning, some days ago i have fallen over an issue which feels more or less like a bug. consider: test=# create role xy LOGIN; CREATE ROLE test=# grant connect on database test to xy; GRANT ...
    Hans-Jürgen SchönigHans-Jürgen Schönig
    May 25, 2008 at 6:19 am
    Dec 16, 2008 at 4:54 pm
  • Hi All, I changed the postgresql.conf file (of an 8.2.4 server), and issued relaod using pg_reload_config(). Following are the messages I see in the log files: May 14 21:38:40 sfphotodb001 ...
    Gurjeet SinghGurjeet Singh
    May 15, 2008 at 4:49 am
    Aug 22, 2008 at 12:07 am
  • Now that we have customizable segment sizes for heap and WAL at compilation time i would like to have some runtime variables to query that information (besides pg_controldata). I can imagine to have ...
    Bernd HelmleBernd Helmle
    May 15, 2008 at 2:59 pm
    Jul 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm
  • Most of the GUC variables that have been converted to enums have an extra_desc string that lists the valid values --- in HEAD, try SELECT name,extra_desc,enumvals from pg_settings where vartype = ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 26, 2008 at 7:57 pm
    Jun 30, 2008 at 8:27 pm
  • There are several GUC enums that accept values that aren't documented anywhere; the worst offender being backslash_quote, which has more undocumented spellings than documented ones: /* * Although ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    May 27, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    May 28, 2008 at 9:04 am
  • There's an apparently arbitary limit of 10,000,000 bytes in twophase.c on the size of a two phase commit file. I can't see why this limit exists. I hit this limit by creating a prepared transaction ...
    Gavin SherryGavin Sherry
    May 13, 2008 at 10:25 am
    May 16, 2008 at 3:59 pm
  • What do we do with warnings generated by -Winline? I see this now: gcc -O2 -Wall -Wmissing-prototypes -Wpointer-arith -Winline -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wendif-labels -fno-strict-aliasing ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    May 14, 2008 at 4:11 pm
    May 16, 2008 at 12:14 am
  • I'm a bit confused about where the consensus is on this issue ( http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/20080311110727.62605f5f@commandprompt.com et al) Do we want the following: 1. pg_dump issues ...
    Andrew DunstanAndrew Dunstan
    May 3, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    May 6, 2008 at 9:57 pm
  • Hi all, These patch implements the TODO item: Have psql show current values for a sequence. Comments are welcome. * Credits The original patch were developed by Euler Taveira de Oliveira ...
    Dickson S. GuedesDickson S. Guedes
    May 24, 2008 at 3:29 am
    Dec 15, 2008 at 11:41 pm
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