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Re: pg_regress fails at "point" test

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: volker(dot)hetzer(at)fujitsu-siemens(dot)com, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_regress fails at "point" test
Date: 2001-07-30 14:19:23
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pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org writes:
> gcc2.95; hppa2.0-hp-hpux10.20, postgresql 7.1.2
> make check checks the first group all right (tests check out ok and
> a process "postgres:" shows up in the process list.
> When "make check" displays "parallel group (18 tests):  point lseg"
> the "postgres:" process disappears from the process list and
> the test does not complete. Or, rather, not until I lose
> patience (15min). Incidentally the shell process that make started
> keeps running and eats up all the CPU time.

Known bug in HPUX's Bourne shell --- evidently it can't cope with so
many children in parallel.  It works if you do

	gmake SHELL=/bin/ksh check

or if you run the non-parallel "installcheck".  See FAQ_HPUX.

If I still had a support contract in force with HP, I'd file a bug

			regards, tom lane

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