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Re: Win32 hard crash problem

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Win32 hard crash problem
Date: 2006-08-31 22:47:33
Message-ID: 44F76705.8080401@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> "Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
>>> My bet is something depending on GetTickCount to measure elapsed time
>>> (and no, it's not used in the core Postgres code, but you've got plenty
>>> of other possible culprits in that stack).
> 
>> This doesn't quite make sense. The only reason we have to reboot is 
>> because PostgreSQL no longer responds. The system itself is fine.
> 
> The Windows kernel may still work, but that doesn't mean that everything
> Postgres depends on still works.  I'm wondering about (a) the TCP stack
> (and that includes 3rd party firewalls and such, not only the core
> Windows code); (b) timing or threading stuff inside the application
> that's using libpq, which the only thing we know about so far is that
> it's *not* JDBC/Hibernate.

/me grumbles in a not so polite way about Windows.

Which means we need to start stripping it down. Gah, I actually argued 
*for* this port to. Next time slap me.

Joshua D. Drake


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