Your name : Christof Petig
Your email address : christof(dot)petig(at)wtal(dot)de
Architecture (example: Intel Pentium) : Intel dual-Pentium II
Operating System (example: Linux 2.0.26 ELF) : Linux 2.2.11 ELF
PostgreSQL version (example: PostgreSQL-6.5.1): PostgreSQL-6.5,
Compiler used (example: gcc 2.8.0) : egcs-1.1.1
Dear PostgreSQL wizards,
During development of a CIM program I frequently updated a table by its
primary key (int2 or numeric(3)). A lot of strange messages
'NOTICE: (transaction aborted): queries ignored until END' alerted me
that something is going wrong.
update foo set val=val+1 where key=:n
generated 'Cannot insert a duplicate key into a unique index'
which is definitely wrong.
Included is a very small (C++) program (Linux, egcs-1.1.1) which
generates the mentioned errors. If it helps debugging, I might port it
plain C (contact me).
It occured with V6.5 as well as with August 2nd's CVS tree.
Sometimes even the initial 'insert's fail, one time (with August 2nd's
I got an
'FATAL 1: btree: items are out of order (leftmost 0, stack 10, update
Now with 6.5.1, I don't get the NOTICE messages but straight an
FATAL 1: btree: items are out of order (leftmost 0, stack 3, update 1)
FATAL 1: btree: items are out of order (leftmost 0, stack 2, update 1)
It seems there is something wrong with PostgreSQL's internals. Perhaps
this program helps tracking it.
PS: vacuum after the FATAL (6.6):
DEBUG: --Relation test--
DEBUG: Pages 13: Changed 2, Reapped 13, Empty 0, New 0; Tup 128: Vac
1823, Keep/VTL 0/0, Crash 0, UnUsed 0, MinLen 48, MaxLen 48; Re-using:
Free/Avail. Space 92444/86784; EndEmpty/Avail. Pages 0/12. Elapsed 0/0
DEBUG: Index test_pkey: Pages 13; Tuples 128: Deleted 1819. Elapsed 0/0
DEBUG: Rel test: Pages: 13 --> 1; Tuple(s) moved: 128. Elapsed 0/0 sec.
DEBUG: Index test_pkey: Pages 13; Tuples 128: Deleted 128. Elapsed 0/0
I haven't seen the corruption on 6.5.
Description: application/octet-stream (948 bytes)
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