On Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 01:59:59AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org> writes:
> > My test cases now succeed where they had been failing. But if
> > that's the problem, why are your systems behaving differently?
> Damifino. I have just found out that the HPPA 5.8.7 no threads
> build fails in exactly the way you describe ... and I can't really
> get into it with gdb to figure out what's the problem :-(
Interesting; at least we're narrowing down the conditions.
> One thing I see on the HP box is that if "SELECT bar()" fails,
> you can do it over and over and it'll fail each time. Until you
> call foo directly, and then bar is OK. You didn't mention having
> tried that --- same for you, or not?
Yep, the same.
> At this point I have the impression that we may be looking at a Perl
> bug. I also suspect that the thread-support point is significant;
> though I do not know why.
Hmmm...Perl bug, or is PL/Perl doing something that works by accident
in certain Perl builds? Still, it might be interesting to run this
by somebody familiar with Perl internals. I expect they'd want a
simplified test case, though, so they didn't have to wade through
all the irrelevant PostgreSQL stuff....
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