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Re: Error message: "my bits moved right off the end of the world!"

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Romanenko Mikhail" <mikhail(at)angg(dot)ru>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Error message: "my bits moved right off the end of the world!"
Date: 2000-12-12 17:55:17
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"Romanenko Mikhail" <mikhail(at)angg(dot)ru> writes:
> Could anybody tell me what does this error message "my bits moved
> right off the end of the world!" mean.

It's an internal error in the btree index routines.

I would *love* to see an example that reproduces this error from a
standing start (ie, newly created database).  I suspect there's a
corner-case bug somewhere in btree, but it's never been possible
to find it without a test case...

			regards, tom lane

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