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Re: odd output in initdb

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: odd output in initdb
Date: 2010-02-01 09:07:21
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2010/2/1 Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>:
> Magnus Hagander wrote:
>>> Actually, on close inspection it looks to me like this commit: "Create
>>> typedef pgsocket for storing socket descriptors."
>>> <;a=commit;h=ea1a4463e9de9662b7c9e13374ec8c7b92ff2f19>
>>> could well be the culprit.
>> I'm not claiming it's not, but what exactly points to that? Does the
>> problem go away if you move to a version before that?
>> Because I'm 99% sure I saw it well before that commit, and we've had
>> reports on it from 8.4 as well, I'm not so sure... But it may be that
>> that commit made something more likely to happen...
> The buildfarm logs say otherwise. This was first seen in Jan 10, at least on my Windows animals:
>   pgbfprod=# select sysname, min(snapshot) from build_status_log where
>   sysname ~ 'bat' and log_stage ~ 'initdb' and log_text ~ 'pgstat'
>   group by sysname;
>    sysname  |         min           ----------+---------------------
>    dawn_bat | 2010-01-10 17:30:02
>    red_bat  | 2010-01-10 23:30:01
>   (2 rows)

Well, that's clearly information I didn't have access to ;)

We *have* seen it before. But I guess that change either made it more
likely to happen, or it's a different issue with the same message.

But this one may well have been the -1 vs PGINVALID_SOCKET checks. It
didn't show up in my intial tests, but it also didn't show up entirely
consistently before :S The latest run of mastodon is also not showing

Did those two members produce consistent issues? Can you give them a
couple of kicks to get enough buidls out of them to figure out if this
solved the problem?

 Magnus Hagander

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