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Re: [PATCHES] Patch for Linux-IA64

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Reinhard Max <max(at)suse(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Patch for Linux-IA64
Date: 2000-07-05 16:18:23
Message-ID: 200007051618.MAA07309@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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OK, I have applied part of this patch.  I skipped the changes to
Makefile.shlib, and the hack to disable flock in pqcomm.c.  By the time
this code is released in 7.1, hopefully the Linux kernel will be fixed.

The Makefile.shlib changes will have to be discussed with other Linux
developers so we are sure it will work on all platforms.

I am attaching the part of the patch that I applied.

Thanks.

> Hi,
> 
> attached to this mail is a patch from a colleague that makes
> PostgreSQL-7.0.2 run on Linux for the Intel-IA64 architecture. It also
> fixes a bug in the configure scripts that caused configure to fail on
> the fcntl(F_SETLK) test.
> 
> This fix triggered a bug in the fcntl(F_SETLK) code of the Linux
> kernel when used on unix domain sockets resulting in postmaster to
> segfault immediately after startup. There is a fix available and
> included in the kernel that will be on SuSE Linux 7.0, but kernels <=
> 2.2.16 still have this bug.
> 
> Therefore we decided to disable the calls to fcntl(F_SETLK) in
> src/backend/libpq/pqcomm.c as workarround for the PostgreSQL RPMs for
> SuSE Linux which I am currently working on. The patch (hack) doing
> this is also included.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> 	Reinhard Max
> -- 
> If you put garbage in a computer  nothing comes out but  garbage.
> But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine, 
> is somehow enobled and none dare criticize it.
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