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Re: BUG #4849: intermittent future timestamps

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "David Leppik" <dleppik(at)vocalabs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #4849: intermittent future timestamps
Date: 2009-06-10 16:58:22
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"David Leppik" <dleppik(at)vocalabs(dot)com> writes:
> We are intermittently getting results from now() which are around 10 minutes
> in the future.  Most calls return a reasonable value.  Because the erroneous
> timestamps are in the future, they cannot be explained by transaction
> delays.

Postgres is just reporting what it got from gettimeofday(), so your beef
is with the kernel (or perhaps with glibc) and/or the hardware you're
using.  I think I've heard of kernel bugs causing this type of issue.

			regards, tom lane

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