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Re: Idle Error invalid byte sequence

From: Randall Wilson <rwilson(at)earthcomber(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Idle Error invalid byte sequence
Date: 2008-09-18 21:49:40
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log_line_prefix = '[%t] %i'
So, "idle" is just the "command tag", which probably means it's not
associated with a command.

Unless you think grepping my plain text backup is a waste of time,
you've answered all my questions (Thanks) and I don't need a reply.
Thanks again,
Randy Wilson

Tom Lane wrote:
> Randall Wilson <rwilson(at)earthcomber(dot)com> writes:
>> Yes, the encoding was changed from SQL_ASCII to UTF-8. Does the fact
>> that it's an "Idle" error conform your theory that some client is
>> causing the error? I thought the "Idle" error was caused by errors found
>> during background processes, like vacuums.
> You'd have to tell us what your log_line_prefix is before we could
> interpret that, but yeah, an encoding error in an incoming query string
> would be reported before the backend could even consider going non-idle.
> A SQL_ASCII database would have accepted any data whatsoever.  If you
> want to change to something where you actually know the encoding, that's
> fine, but realize that you're going to have to make your clients be
> honest about what encoding they're using, too.
> 			regards, tom lane

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