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Re: 7.2.3 fixes (was Re: Cause of missing pg_clog files)

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>,<pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: 7.2.3 fixes (was Re: Cause of missing pg_clog files)
Date: 2002-09-30 16:56:23
Message-ID: 20020930135610.I69855-100000@hub.org (view raw or flat)
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Nothing against including it from me ...


On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, Tom Lane wrote:

> Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info> writes:
> > On Fri, Sep 27, 2002 at 08:30:38PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> >> OK, we need a decision on whether we are going to do a 7.2,3 or just
> >> have it in beta3.  If it is in 7.2.3, I would not mention it in the
> >> beta3 release notes.
>
> > If there won't be any 7.2.3,
>
> There will be; I will backport the fixes today, and Marc promised to
> roll the tarball tonight.
>
> One thing I am undecided about: I am more than half tempted to put in
> the fix that makes us able to cope with mktime's broken-before-1970
> behavior in recent glibc versions (e.g., Red Hat 7.3).  This seems like
> a good idea considering that other Linux distros will surely be updating
> glibc soon too.  On the other hand, it's hard to call it a critical bug
> fix --- it ain't on a par with the vacuum/clog problem, for sure.  And
> the patch has received only limited testing (basically just whatever
> use 7.3beta1 has had).  On the third hand, the patch only does something
> if mktime() has already failed, so it's hard to see how it could make
> life worse even if it's buggy.
>
> Any votes on whether to fix that or leave it alone in 7.2.3?  I need
> some input in the next few hours ...
>
> 			regards, tom lane
>
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