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Re: SourceForge & Postgres (fwd)

From: Tim Perdue <tim(at)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Jeff Duffy <jduffy(at)greatbridge(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: SourceForge & Postgres (fwd)
Date: 2001-01-26 02:37:48
Message-ID: 20010125183748.X942@mail.perdue.net (view raw or flat)
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Do we need to do a bunch of testing on Beta3 before deployment or is it
so much more stable that it absolutely will have no problems?

We haven't had any problems with the ~Nov 17 snapshot, so we figure why mess
with a good thing.

Tim



On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 08:23:30PM -0500, Jeff Duffy wrote:
> Just wanted to make sure you saw this.
> 
> Jeff
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 16:51:44 -0500 (EST)
> From: Jan Wieck <janwieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>
> To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: SourceForge & Postgres
> 
> Tim Perdue wrote:
> > I thought the hackers team would be interested in knowing that SourceForge, as
> > of Friday evening, is running on Postgres. Some 95,000 users and 12,500 Open
> > Source projects are depending on your stuff, so I hope it's going to be stable
> > for us. ;-)
> 
> Tim,
> 
>     the  PG  core team is wondering if SourceForge might still be
>     running on a snapshot prior to  BETA3,  because  there  is  a
>     major bug in it that could result in a complete corruption of
>     the system catalog.
> 
>     The bug is that the shared buffer cache might mix  up  blocks
>     between  different  databases.  As  long  as you only use one
>     database, you're fairly safe.  But  a  single  'createdb'  or
>     'createuser'  on  the  same  instance, which is connecting to
>     template1, could blow away your entire  installation.  It  is
>     fixed in BETA3.
> 
>     My personal recommendation should be clear.
> 
> 
> Jan
> 
> 

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