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Re: [BUGS] problem creating index in 6,5,3

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: kdebisschop(at)range(dot)infoplease(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [BUGS] problem creating index in 6,5,3
Date: 1999-12-17 18:59:13
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Karl DeBisschop <kdebisschop(at)range(dot)infoplease(dot)com> writes:
> The problem manifests itself as

> webusers=> CREATE INDEX zdaily_id ON daily (id);
> pqReadData() -- backend closed the channel unexpectedly.
>         This probably means the backend terminated abnormally
>         before or while processing the request.

Is a corefile dumped in the database directory when this happens?
If so, can you get a backtrace from it with gdb?

> This did work for us using 6.5.1 compiled in house.  Our problems
> started with the 6.5.3 RPM.

Hmm.  We have been seeing some reports recently of other odd behavior
with the Linux RPMs (see the "ordering RH6.1" thread on pgsql-hackers).
Would you take the time to compile 6.5.3 from source and see if you
still see the same behavior?

If you do this, please compile the backend with full debug+assert
support, which is to say
  (a) add --enable-cassert to the configure command;
  (b) do   make COPT=-g all  instead of just make all.
That should make the gdb backtrace a lot more informative, if
a coredump happens...

			regards, tom lane


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