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Re: [HACKERS] DEC Alpha initdb partial fix

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: dwayne(at)mika(dot)com (Dwayne Bailey)
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] DEC Alpha initdb partial fix
Date: 1998-03-16 15:17:42
Message-ID: 199803161517.KAA08433@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> (I lost a block of mail a while back, so if this is 'old hat,',
> please let me know)
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> Well, my eyes are about crossed, but I believe that I've found
> PART of the problem with initdb in 6.3 on the DEC Alpha.  (I'm
> running Digital Unix 3.2, rather than 4.0, but I don't think that
> makes a difference.)  This does NOT fix the problem, but I
> believe that it moves us closer.  I'm hoping that this will
> trigger somebody else to know where else to look.
> 
> In backend/utils/adt/oid.c, the routine oid8in() makes the
> assumption that an Oid is the same size as a pointer.  Actually,
> I'm not quite sure why this code was written this way at all.  It
> declares an array of pointers to Oids, and then fills in the
> pointers with the actual Oids.  Sorry I can't provide a true
> diff output at this time - the code is too hacked up.  Simply
> replacing '*result' with 'result' throughout the routine, except
> on the declaration, which should be

Try the oid.c from 6.2.1.  I see no changes I can see in that code from
6.2.1 -> 6.3, and we are told 6.2.1 worked for Alpha.  I believe this is
our last big item in 6.3 open issues.

Is the lack of index use in certain cases still true for some people?  I
remember two people complaining about it.

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