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Re: database troubles - various errors

From: "Scott Marlowe" <smarlowe(at)qwest(dot)net>
To: "A Palmblad" <adampalmblad(at)yahoo(dot)ca>
Cc: "General Postgres" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: database troubles - various errors
Date: 2004-08-23 16:41:07
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Lists: pgsql-general
On Mon, 2004-08-23 at 10:14, A Palmblad wrote:
> We're having a lot of trouble with one of our new servers.  It's an AMD64
> dual cpu system, running on Gentoo Linux, with kernel 2.6.7.  Data is stored
> on a JFS partition.  Before we installed the server, memory was fully tested
> and no problems were found.  Postgres is version 7.4.3.
>     We've had a number of different errors.  One of the most popular seems
> to be a Cannot open segment.  This usually occurs on an index, generally the
> primary key index.  A reindex will fix the problem.
>     Last night we got this one: ERROR:  could not find a feasible split
> point for "some_index".  This one seemed funny because it was on a btree
> index of one column.  A reindex made the error go away.  Every table in the
> database was reindexed at some point last week.  The table with the index
> involved uses all standard data types and has no non-btree indexes.
> Another one we've had and fixed was ERROR: duplicate key violates unique
> constraint "pg_class_oid_index".
> One of the most annoying errors is occassional index corruption that is not
> reported.  We make use of gist tsearch2 indexes, and sometimes they will
> decide to stop working without an error.  The only clue we have that there
> is a problem is that search words that generally return big results will
> return any results or very few.  A reindex will fix the problem.
> Vacuums are done manually, but generally there's at least one every week.
> Basically, I'd like to know if anyone has seen any problems similar to this,
> and if they have any suggestions on how to fix these issues.

Have you tested the memory, hard drive and CPU on this machine to ensure
proper operation?  This sounds like a hardware problem to me.

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