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Re: 7.2.3 fixes (was Re: Cause of missing pg_clog files)

From: Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 7.2.3 fixes (was Re: Cause of missing pg_clog files)
Date: 2002-09-30 15:30:48
Message-ID: 3D986E28.60404@joeconway.com (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> One thing I am undecided about: I am more than half tempted to put in
> the fix that makes us able to cope with mktime's broken-before-1970
> behavior in recent glibc versions (e.g., Red Hat 7.3).  This seems like
> a good idea considering that other Linux distros will surely be updating
> glibc soon too.  On the other hand, it's hard to call it a critical bug
> fix --- it ain't on a par with the vacuum/clog problem, for sure.  And
> the patch has received only limited testing (basically just whatever
> use 7.3beta1 has had).  On the third hand, the patch only does something
> if mktime() has already failed, so it's hard to see how it could make
> life worse even if it's buggy.
> 
> Any votes on whether to fix that or leave it alone in 7.2.3?  I need
> some input in the next few hours ...
> 

+1 for fixing it

Joe


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