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Re: Error: could not find a feasible split point for

From: Robert Creager <Robert_Creager(at)LogicalChaos(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PGBugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Error: could not find a feasible split point for
Date: 2004-08-31 02:19:17
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When grilled further on (Mon, 30 Aug 2004 11:31:12 -0400),
Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> confessed:

> Robert Creager <Robert_Creager(at)LogicalChaos(dot)org> writes:
> > While doing some daily processing, I ran across the following error:
> > ERROR:  could not find a feasible split point for "obs_v_file_id_index" 
> >  file_id | integer | not null
> > Inexes:    "obs_v_file_id_index" btree (file_id)
> On an index on an *integer* column??  That's a can't-happen error in the
> first place, and it's particularly silly when the index entries are
> small and fixed-width.  I surmise that you have a corrupted index, but
> it would be interesting to examine the entrails.  Is it repeatable?
> Is the database small enough that you could ship me a tarball copy
> (or if not, would you be willing to let me into your system to look at
> it)?
> 			regards, tom lane

The error is repeatable (with a script that runs in a few minutes).  A recent
dump 528Mb compressed (10Gb on disk).  As for access, presumably you want in as

Any chance you have a gpg key somewhere for encryption?  I did a quick check and
didn't find any...


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