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Re: initdb crashing, signal 5, etc

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Jacob Hanson <jacdx(at)jacobhanson(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: initdb crashing, signal 5, etc
Date: 2004-07-28 07:47:56
Message-ID: 200407280747.i6S7lux28852@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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I saw the exact same behavior in my testing.

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Jacob Hanson wrote:
> Had success with a snapshot from last week. Today's snapshot crashes
> several times during initdb. As soon as "selecting default
> max_connections" appears, postgres.exe crashes ("postgres.exe has
> encountered a problem and needs to close."). After closing 6 of those
> "10" appears and it continues to "selecting default shared_buffers".
> 11 crashes then "50" appears. It continues to the "No such file or
> directory" error and postgres.exe crashes once, then the signal 5
> message appears. Full initdb output is below.
> 
> Observations: During the crashes, postgresql.conf is created, but
> remains 0 bytes. Cacls reports my "postgres" user has full access to
> the entire c:\dev\pgsql tree, including the data dir, postgresql.conf
> (after it has been created), and c:\dev\pgsql\share\timezone, which
> certainly exists (note: NOT "/shared/timezone" necessarily), etc.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> C:\dev\pgsql\data>initdb -d -L "c:/dev/pgsql/share"
> Running in debug mode.
> VERSION=7.5devel
> PGDATA=C:/dev/pgsql/data
> share_path=c:/dev/pgsql/share
> PGPATH=C:/dev/pgsql/bin
> ENCODING=
> ENCODINGID=0
> POSTGRES_SUPERUSERNAME=postgres
> POSTGRES_BKI=c:/dev/pgsql/share/postgres.bki
> POSTGRES_DESCR=c:/dev/pgsql/share/postgres.description
> POSTGRESQL_CONF_SAMPLE=c:/dev/pgsql/share/postgresql.conf.sample
> PG_HBA_SAMPLE=c:/dev/pgsql/share/pg_hba.conf.sample
> PG_IDENT_SAMPLE=c:/dev/pgsql/share/pg_ident.conf.sample
> The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "postgres".
> This user must also own the server process.
> 
> The database cluster will be initialized with locale English_United States.1252.
> 
> fixing permissions on existing directory C:/dev/pgsql/data ... ok
> creating directory C:/dev/pgsql/data/global ... ok
> creating directory C:/dev/pgsql/data/pg_xlog ... ok
> creating directory C:/dev/pgsql/data/pg_clog ... ok
> creating directory C:/dev/pgsql/data/pg_subtrans ... ok
> creating directory C:/dev/pgsql/data/base ... ok
> creating directory C:/dev/pgsql/data/base/1 ... ok
> creating directory C:/dev/pgsql/data/pg_tblspc ... ok
> selecting default max_connections ... 10
> selecting default shared_buffers ... 50
> creating configuration files ... ok
> creating template1 database in C:/dev/pgsql/data/base/1 ... LOG:  could not open
>  directory "/share/timezone": No such file or directory
> child process was terminated by signal 5
> initdb: failed
> initdb: removing contents of data directory "C:/dev/pgsql/data"
> Deleted file - C:\dev\pgsql\data\pg_hba.conf
> Deleted file - C:\dev\pgsql\data\pg_ident.conf
> Deleted file - C:\dev\pgsql\data\PG_VERSION
> Deleted file - C:\dev\pgsql\data\postgresql.conf
> 
> 
> 
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