Release date: 2011-04-18
This release contains a variety of fixes from 9.0.3. For information about new features in the 9.0 major release, see Section E.158.
A dump/restore is not required for those running 9.0.X.
However, if your installation was upgraded from a previous
major release by running pg_upgrade, you should take action to
prevent possible data loss due to a now-fixed bug in
pg_upgrade. The recommended
solution is to run
on all TOAST tables. More information is available at http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/20110408pg_upgrade_fix.
Fix pg_upgrade's handling of TOAST tables (Bruce Momjian)
relfrozenxid value for TOAST tables
was not correctly copied into the new installation during
pg_upgrade. This could
later result in
files being discarded while they were still needed to
validate tuples in the TOAST tables, leading to
“could not access
status of transaction” failures.
This error poses a significant risk of data loss for installations that have been upgraded with pg_upgrade. This patch corrects the problem for future uses of pg_upgrade, but does not in itself cure the issue in installations that have been processed with a buggy version of pg_upgrade.
Suppress incorrect “PD_ALL_VISIBLE flag was incorrectly set” warning (Heikki Linnakangas)
VACUUM would sometimes
issue this warning in cases that are actually valid.
Use better SQLSTATE error codes for hot standby conflict cases (Tatsuo Ishii and Simon Riggs)
All retryable conflict errors now have an error code
that indicates that a retry is possible. Also, session
closure due to the database being dropped on the master
is now reported as
ERRCODE_DATABASE_DROPPED, rather than
that connection poolers can handle the situation
Prevent intermittent hang in interactions of startup process with bgwriter process (Simon Riggs)
This affected recovery in non-hot-standby cases.
Disallow including a composite type in itself (Tom Lane)
This prevents scenarios wherein the server could recurse infinitely while processing the composite type. While there are some possible uses for such a structure, they don't seem compelling enough to justify the effort required to make sure it always works safely.
Avoid potential deadlock during catalog cache initialization (Nikhil Sontakke)
In some cases the cache loading code would acquire share lock on a system index before locking the index's catalog. This could deadlock against processes trying to acquire exclusive locks in the other, more standard order.
Fix dangling-pointer problem in
BEFORE ROW UPDATE trigger handling when
there was a concurrent update to the target tuple (Tom
This bug has been observed to result in intermittent
system attribute from virtual tuple”
failures while trying to do
RETURNING ctid. There is a very small probability
of more serious errors, such as generating incorrect
index entries for the updated tuple.
DROP TABLE when
there are pending deferred trigger events for the table
go through, leading to “could not open relation with OID
nnn” errors when the triggers were
Allow “replication” as a user name in
“replication” is special in the database name column, but it was mistakenly also treated as special in the user name column.
Prevent crash triggered by constant-false WHERE conditions during GEQO optimization (Tom Lane)
Improve planner's handling of semi-join and anti-join cases (Tom Lane)
Fix handling of
UPDATE in a sub-SELECT (Tom Lane)
This bug typically led to “cannot extract system attribute from virtual tuple” errors.
Fix selectivity estimation for text search to account for NULLs (Jesper Krogh)
Fix get_actual_variable_range() to support hypothetical indexes injected by an index adviser plugin (Gurjeet Singh)
Fix PL/Python memory leak involving array slices (Daniel Popowich)
Allow libpq's SSL initialization to succeed when user's home directory is unavailable (Tom Lane)
If the SSL mode is such that a root certificate file is not required, there is no need to fail. This change restores the behavior to what it was in pre-9.0 releases.
Fix libpq to return a
useful error message for errors detected in
conninfo_array_parse (Joseph Adams)
A typo caused the library to return NULL, rather than
containing the error message, to the application.
Fix ecpg preprocessor's handling of float constants (Heikki Linnakangas)
Fix parallel pg_restore to handle comments on POST_DATA items correctly (Arnd Hannemann)
Fix pg_restore to cope with long lines (over 1KB) in TOC files (Tom Lane)
Put in more safeguards against crashing due to division-by-zero with overly enthusiastic compiler optimization (Aurelien Jarno)
Support use of dlopen() in FreeBSD and OpenBSD on MIPS (Tom Lane)
There was a hard-wired assumption that this system function was not available on MIPS hardware on these systems. Use a compile-time test instead, since more recent versions have it.
Fix compilation failures on HP-UX (Heikki Linnakangas)
Avoid crash when trying to write to the Windows console very early in process startup (Rushabh Lathia)
Support building with MinGW 64 bit compiler for Windows (Andrew Dunstan)
Fix version-incompatibility problem with libintl on Windows (Hiroshi Inoue)
Fix usage of xcopy in Windows build scripts to work correctly under Windows 7 (Andrew Dunstan)
This affects the build scripts only, not installation or usage.
Fix path separator used by pg_regress on Cygwin (Andrew Dunstan)
Update time zone data files to tzdata release 2011f for DST law changes in Chile, Cuba, Falkland Islands, Morocco, Samoa, and Turkey; also historical corrections for South Australia, Alaska, and Hawaii.
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