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Re: Win32 Powerfail testing

From: "scott(dot)marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: Tatsuo Ishii <t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp>, <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Win32 Powerfail testing
Date: 2003-03-05 17:10:23
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.33.0303051009060.4153-100000@css120.ihs.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Dave Page wrote:

> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tatsuo Ishii [mailto:t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp] 
> > Sent: 05 March 2003 02:23
> > To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
> > Subject: [HACKERS] Win32 Powerfail testing
> >
> > So far we found interesting facts. Our Win32 port passes his 
> > test in most cases. However if power of the machine is turned 
> > off right after (10 to 20 seconds) the Checkpoint has been 
> > made, it does not passes his test. So we are thinking that 
> > there is someting wrong with the checkpoint implementaion for 
> > Win32 port, which is essentially same as Jan's 
> > implementation. i.e. using _flushall() instead of sync().  We 
> > were looking for a fix or an alternative implementaion of 
> > sync() without success.
> 
> Hi Tatsuo,
> 
> Does this help:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;66052

OMG, I'm rolling.  You have to connect to the COMMODE.OBJ to fix a 
flushing problem.  Someone at MS has a sense of humor.  I thought running 
PHP on crack was funny (i.e. --with-crack switch to turn on cracklib) but 
this one is even better.


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