The electricfence library is a tool which helps us to detect
buffer overruns in C programs.
Linking Postgresql with this library gives at least 3 errors I have found
The errors manifest themselves in sql statements like:
1. create table test(f1 int);
This one allways fails.
2. select * from pg_shadow
Only some tables give errors so the problem seems to be related
to the type/alignment of fields in the tables.
The errors are all found in the DataFill function called from
I'm using a snapshot version of postgresql downloaded around
the release date 6.3.
This all is on Linux (Redhat 4.0) with Electric Fence version 2.0.5.
Do you guys feel comfortable with a database which has reproducible
I think it would be great is somebody who has more experience with
postgresql than I were to look at this.
I am now going to do some work which I actually get paid to do!
With regards from Maurice.
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