> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > I have found I can crash the backend with the following queries:
> > test=> BEGIN WORK;
> > BEGIN
> > test=> DECLARE bigtable_cursor CURSOR FOR
> test-> SELECT * FROM bigtable;
> > SELECT
> > test=> FETCH 3 prior FROM bigtable_cursor;
> > ERROR: parser: parse error at or near "prior"
> > test=> FETCH prior FROM bigtable_cursor;
> > pqReadData() -- backend closed the channel unexpectedly.
> > This probably means the backend terminated abnormally
> > before or while processing the request.
> > The connection to the server was lost. Attempting reset: Succeeded.
> Problem appears to be due to trying to bull ahead with processing after
> the current transaction has been aborted by an error. The immediate
> cause is these lines in postgres.c:
> * We have to set query SnapShot in the case of FETCH or COPY TO.
> if (nodeTag(querytree->utilityStmt) == T_FetchStmt ||
> (nodeTag(querytree->utilityStmt) == T_CopyStmt &&
> ((CopyStmt *)(querytree->utilityStmt))->direction != FROM))
> which are executed without having bothered to check for aborted state.
> I think this code should be removed from postgres.c, and the
> SetQuerySnapshot call instead made from the Fetch and Copy arms of the
> switch statement in ProcessUtility() (utility.c), after doing
> CHECK_IF_ABORTED in each case.
Yes, I saw this code and got totally confused of how to fix it.
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