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Re: [HACKERS] Current sources?

From: dg(at)illustra(dot)com (David Gould)
To: t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp
Cc: tih+mail(at)Hamartun(dot)Priv(dot)NO, scrappy(at)hub(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Current sources?
Date: 1998-05-25 08:25:02
Message-ID: 9805250825.AA14879@hawk.illustra.com (view raw or flat)
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t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp writes:
> >> A closer look shows that you've actually got it worked out, except
> >> that the ugly hack for Sparcs running BSD now has broken completely.
> >> It used to work when it was in s_lock.h, but in a separately compiled
> >> file, it doesn't.  (It relies on an entry point declared inside asm()
> >> within an unused function that's explicitly declared static.)
> >
> >Ooops, sorry about that.
> >
> >I guess I should have added a ".globl tas" or whatever the native asm phrase
> >for globalizing an entry point is and then it would have worked as I intended.
> 
> PPC/Linux has been broken too.

Please let me know what the problem was, even if it was just the 'global tas'
thing. I am trying to make sure this works on all platforms. Thanks.

> >> On the weird side, after I updated to the current sources, the backend
> >> dies on me whenever I try to delete a database, whether from psql with
> >> 'drop database test' or from the command line with 'destroydb test'.
> 
> I have made small changes to solve the global tas problem, and got
> exactly same experience.
> 
> >Try making the 's_lock_test' target in src/backend/storage/buffer/Makefile.
> >It will let you be sure that spinlocks are working.
> 
> I have tested the s_lock_test and seems it is working. However I have
> lots of failure with various SQL's including 'drop database', 'delete
> from'.
> Have you succeeded in running regression tests? If so, what kind of
> platforms are you using?

I made this patch against 6.3.2 and ran regression successfully. This on a
glibc Linux x86 system. I just rebuilt against the latest CVS (from anoncvs)
and see 27 tests that fail, many with dropconns. I looked a little into the
'drop database failure' and it does not look related to spinlocks as far as
I looked.


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