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Re: [PORTS] Seeking advice about the dreaded stuck spinlock problem on NT

From: "Alexei Zakharov" <A(dot)S(dot)Zakharov(at)inp(dot)nsk(dot)su>
To: <pgsql-ports(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PORTS] Seeking advice about the dreaded stuck spinlock problem on NT
Date: 2000-02-02 09:45:15
Message-ID: 001401bf6d62$3514ee50$0101010a@magic (view raw or flat)
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Do you run postgres with a patched ipc-daemon?  Unpatched daemon has a
semaphore bug which causes spinlocks.

Try to use this one (patched and compiled):
http://www.s34.co.jp/~luster/pgsql/cygwin32_ipc-1.03-bin-patched.tar.bz2

Alexei.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Rosner" <rosner(at)scn(dot)org>
To: <pgsql-ports(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2000 2:54 PM
Subject: [PORTS] Seeking advice about the dreaded stuck spinlock problem on
NT


> Does anyone have any advice/suggestions about how to deal with
> stuck spinlock problems while running postgres 6.5.3
> on cygwin B20?
>
> Background:
>
> Running on NT with sp6, I'm using active perl with DBI
> and DBD-PG to load data into postgres and update some tables
> every five minutes with a simple batch file that executes my
> perl scripts.  Everything seems to work well for a few hours,
> but then the backend dies with the dreaded...
>
> FATAL: s_lock(14490065) at spin.c:125, stuck spinlock. Aborting.
>
> After this happens, I'm unable to connect to the backend unless I
> kill and restart the ipc-daemon and postmaster again from the cygwin
> bash prompt.
>
> I've searched the lists and have seen several references to this problem
> on NT, but found no clear solution.  Good People, do you have any
> suggestions
> on how to deal with this?
>
> Dan
>
> ************


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