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Re: BUG #3115: backend died abnormally HELP!!

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Bryan O'Neill <smartalarm(at)mindspring(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #3115: backend died abnormally HELP!!
Date: 2007-03-06 18:02:51
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Bryan O'Neill wrote:
> PostgreSQL version: 7.2.3

That's a very old and unsupported version. You should upgrade, 
regardless of this problem.

> Operating system:   Redhat 8.0
> Description:        backend died abnormally  HELP!!
> Details: 
> On 3/4/07, I received the following message from the subject pc:
> "NOTICE:  Message from PostgreSQL backend:
> The Postmaster has informed me that some other backend
> died abnormally and possibly corrupted shared memory.
> I have rolled back the current transaction and am
> going to terminate your database system connection and exit.  Please
> reconnect to the database system and repeat your query."  I think this
> happened on 1/27/07 also but I don't recall getting the error message
> although I could not access the database until after a cold restart.  This
> pc has run postgresql without any trouble since Nov. 2003, until the last
> few weeks.  One other thing I note was that the /var partition was 98% full!

What partition is your database in? Is there something in the logs?

   Heikki Linnakangas

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