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From: Devrim GUNDUZ <devrim(at)gunduz(dot)org>
To: press(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: PostgreSQL WWW Mailing List <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: New News Entry
Date: 2004-08-23 17:57:01
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Thanks, approved.

Regards, Devrim

On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, World Wide Web Owner wrote:

> A new entry has been added to the news database.
> Database Admin:
> Submitted by: press(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Headline: Update Releases 7.2.5, 7.3.7, 7.4.5 Available, Recommended.
> Summary:
> The PGDG has released patch versions for the last 3 versions of PostgreSQL.   As the patches affect database recovery, upgrading is strongly recommended. (more ...)
> Story:
> Over the past week, we have bundled and released new versions of 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 to address a couple of potentially critical bugs that were recently identified.
> For all three versions, these releases address the following:
>       * Prevent possible loss of committed transactions during crash.
> 	Due to insufficient interlocking between transaction commit and checkpointing, it was possible for transactions committed just before the most recent checkpoint to be lost, in whole or in part, following a database crash and restart.
> Specific to 7.4, the following has also been fixed:
>       * Repair possible crash during concurrent btree index insertions
>         This patch fixes a rare case in which concurrent insertions into a btree index could result in a server panic. No permanent damage  would result, but it\'s still worth a re-release. The bug does not exist in pre-7.4 releases.
> Due to the seriousness of the first bug, as relates to data integrity, it is strongly recommended that administrators upgrade their database servers at their earliest convience.
> None of these releases require a dump-n-reload in order to address the problems.
> It should be noted that, for those looking to upgrade from a 7.4.0/7.4.1 server to 7.4.5, that there a dump-n-reload is *recommended* (but not required) to address a fix introduced between 7.4.1 and 7.4.2.  Please refer to the 7.4.5 HISTORY file for information on how this can be accomplished without a dump-n-reload, as there are steps that can be followed for this.
> Please download <a href =\"\"> from one of our mirror sites</a>, or <a href=\"\">from  Bittorrent.</a>
> As always, please report any bugs to pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
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