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Re: BUG #2546: PostgreSQL does not have native spinlock

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: John Weekley <weekleyj(at)foobarlabs(dot)net>
Cc: Zdenek Kotala <Zdenek(dot)Kotala(at)Sun(dot)COM>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Subject: Re: BUG #2546: PostgreSQL does not have native spinlock
Date: 2006-07-25 02:50:27
Message-ID: 200607250250.k6P2oRL07074@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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John Weekley wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-07-24 at 21:47 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Zdenek Kotala wrote:
> > > Tom Lane wrote:
> > > > "John Weekley" <weekleyj(at)foobarlabs(dot)net> writes:
> > > >> Platform is 64 bit Solaris x86.
> > > >> ...
> > > >> "../../../../src/include/storage/s_lock.h", line 814: #error: PostgreSQL
> > > >> does not have native spinlock support on this platform.  To continue the
> > > >> compilation, rerun configure using --disable-spinlocks.  However,
> > > >> performance will be poor.  Please report this to pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org(dot)
> > > > 
> > > > It looks like s_lock.h currently has coverage for amd64 using gcc, or
> > > > sparc64 using either compiler, but not for amd64 using Sun's cc.
> > > > Please feel free to send a patch, or you could pester Sun to send us
> > > > one (Josh?)
> > > 
> > > SunStudio is supported on the HEAD (8.2). Spin lock problem is know 
> > > issue in version 8.1.4. I don't know if latest 8.1 branch contains 
> > > backport.
> > 
> > No, we did not backport because of concern that not enough people
> > reviewed the changes.
> 
> Wow,  you guys are really,really good.
> Many thanks!
> 
> John 
> 
> 
> P.S.  May I ask when we can expect 8.2?  Or is is possible to beat on an
> alpha/beta?

You can download a snapshot now from our ftp server and test it.

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