Justin Clift writes:
> I don't understand what you mean by "This will avoid using Unix domain
> sockets, which are broken on Solaris.".
> If this were the case, then the errors which are described would happen
> on ALL solaris platforms wouldn't they?
I suppose things are a bit more complicated than that. We once has a
brief suspicion that it could be related to Sun's tmpfs file system that
/tmp often resides on, but I don't think this turned out to be the case.
> And other packages using Unix domain sockets would have problems too
> wouldn't they?
Indeed. A while ago I looked around and found at least two packages (INN
and Postfix) that had similar-sounding problems. In fact, one of the two
ended up disabling it with the words "more trouble than it's worth".
You could argue that X and KDE and what else should be broken as well.
This is a good question. It could perhaps be related to a buffer problem,
under the assumption that X usually passes small amounts of data through
the pipe, whereas PostgreSQL can pass megabytes in a very short time.
(Don't know what INN and Postfix would want to do with a local socket.)
The bottom line here is that the switch from local sockets to TCP/IP
invariably fixes the identical failure pattern. Make of that what you
Peter Eisentraut peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net http://yi.org/peter-e/
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