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Re: initdb fails on ia64 SMP system

From: Ian Grant <Ian(dot)Grant(at)cl(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Ian Grant <Ian(dot)Grant(at)cl(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org,Ian(dot)Grant(at)cl(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk
Subject: Re: initdb fails on ia64 SMP system
Date: 2002-08-20 15:39:40
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> Ian Grant <Ian(dot)Grant(at)cl(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk> writes:
> >   Architecture (example: Intel Pentium)         : ia64, 4 way SMP
> >   Operating System (example: Linux 2.0.26 ELF)  : Linux 2.4.3 SMP kernel
> Does anything else work for you on that box?  I seem to recall that
> kernels before about 2.4.9 had serious SMP bugs.

No, not much that I've tried, but its owners don't seem to notice.

> > Running the same command again causes it to fail somewhere different, e.g.:
> In that case I don't think it's our bug.  initdb is quite deterministic,
> at least when running on a deterministic platform ;-)

I didn't know this. I will try 2.4.9 and get back to you.

Many thanks,
Ian Grant, Computer Lab., William Gates Building, JJ Thomson Ave., Cambridge
Phone: +44 1223 334420

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