Release date: 2005-10-04
This release contains a variety of fixes from 7.4.8. For information about new features in the 7.4 major release, see Section E.311.
A dump/restore is not required for those running 7.4.X. However, if you are upgrading from a version earlier than 7.4.8, see Section E.303.
Fix error that allowed
VACUUM to remove
ctid chains too soon, and add more
checking in code that follows
This fixes a long-standing problem that could cause crashes in very rare circumstances.
CHAR() to properly pad
spaces to the specified length when using a multiple-byte
character set (Yoshiyuki Asaba)
In prior releases, the padding of
CHAR() was incorrect because it only padded
to the specified number of bytes without considering how
many characters were stored.
Fix the sense of the test for read-only transaction in
The code formerly prohibited
COPY TO, where it should prohibit
Fix planning problem with outer-join ON clauses that reference only the inner-side relation
Further fixes for
x FULL JOIN y
ON true corner cases
array_recv more paranoid
about validating their OID parameter
Fix missing rows in queries like
UPDATE a=... WHERE a... with GiST index
Improve robustness of datetime parsing
Improve checking for partially-written WAL pages
Improve robustness of signal handling when SSL is enabled
Don't try to open more than
max_files_per_process files during
Various memory leakage fixes
Various portability improvements
Fix PL/pgSQL to handle
var correctly when the variable is of
to use current Snowball code
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