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Re: beta3 Solaris 7 (SPARC) port report

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu>
Cc: Frank Joerdens <frank(at)joerdens(dot)de>, <prlw1(at)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: beta3 Solaris 7 (SPARC) port report
Date: 2001-01-26 18:41:54
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.30.0101261911080.769-100000@peter.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Ross J. Reedstrom writes:

> Hmm, multiple processors, and lots of IPC: I've got a bad feeling
> about this.

Although I'm not absolutely certain, the systems on which I had this
problem were not multi-processor, they were just plain-old workstations in
a university computer lab.  At the time (7.0 beta) I had attributed this
problem to the possibly supicious nature of the /tmp partition, since Marc
didn't have any such problems with his Solaris boxes.

After reading Pete Forman's anecdote I looked around some more and found


        Workaround: from now on, Postfix on Solaris uses stream
        pipes instead of UNIX-domain sockets. Despite workarounds,
        the latter were causing more trouble than anything else on
        all systems combined.

There are also some reports that indicate problems in this direction at

Conclusion: Don't use it.

Peter Eisentraut      peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net

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