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Re: [PATCH] "could not reattach to shared memory" on Windows

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Tsutomu Yamada <tsutomu(at)sraoss(dot)co(dot)jp>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] "could not reattach to shared memory" on Windows
Date: 2009-08-10 15:17:32
Message-ID: 937d27e10908100817t49f7358aoecb2c6b4312aaacf@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Tom Lane<tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> writes:
>> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 16:10, Tom Lane<tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>>> 8.2 as well, no?
>
>> 8.2 has a different shmem implementation - the one that emulates sysv
>> shmem. The patch will need to be changed around for that, and I
>> haven't looked at that. It may be worthwhile to do that, but it's a -
>> separate patch, so let's get it out in 8.3 and 8.4 first.
>
> If it's at all hard to do, I could see deprecating 8.2 for Windows
> instead.

I could most definitely agree with that on a personal level - no more
Mingw/msys builds to maintain :-)

Alas, it's probably not practical to drop it without inconveniencing a
great many Windows users.

-- 
Dave Page
EnterpriseDB UK:   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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