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Re: BUG #6397: I am getting error on CIFS with fsync parameter on

From: John R Pierce <pierce(at)hogranch(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #6397: I am getting error on CIFS with fsync parameter on
Date: 2012-01-13 19:48:08
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On 01/13/12 3:31 AM, bhatia_80(at)yahoo(dot)com wrote:
> The following bug has been logged on the website:
> Bug reference:      6397
> Logged by:          Sumit Bhatia
> Email address:      bhatia_80(at)yahoo(dot)com
> PostgreSQL version: 9.0.4
> Operating system:   Cent OS
> Description:
> I am getting error while creating database with fsync parameter "on" with
> CIFS. But I tried same thing with postgresql version 8.2.2 and it worked.
> Please let me know if something has to be fixed in 9.0.4 and what is the
> reason I didn't get the same error with 8.2.2 postgresql version.

AFAIK, CIFS is not supported as a backing file store, in particular, 
there's no guarantee that writes will be done in a valid order or even 
that random writes will work correctly.   the fact that it seemed to 
work in a much older version was purely happenstance.

john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
santa cruz ca                         mid-left coast

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