Re: intermittent failures in Cygwin from select_parallel tests

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Noah Misch <noah(at)leadboat(dot)com>, Thomas Munro <thomas(dot)munro(at)gmail(dot)com>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Amit Kapila <amit(dot)kapila16(at)gmail(dot)com>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(dot)dunstan(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: intermittent failures in Cygwin from select_parallel tests
Date: 2021-06-22 14:41:52
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Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> It's worth pointing out that Cygwin psql is built with readline, which
> makes it rather nicer to use than the Native builds. We still have this
> in
> # readline on MinGW has problems with backslashes in psql and other bugs.
> # This is particularly a problem with non-US code pages.
> # Therefore disable its use until we understand the cause. 2004-07-20
> I have no idea if it's still true. My msys2 system (fairywren) has
> readline installed. Assuming I disable this piece of code and build with
> readline, how would I test for the errors reported in 2004?

A bit of archive excavation turned up various contemporaneous reports:

It's certainly possible that some or all of those problems are gone.

regards, tom lane

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