hello ... 2.4? we know that some versions of 2.4 cause problems due to broken posix_fadvise. if i remember correctly we built some configure magic into PostgreSQL to check for this bug. what does this check do?
many thanks, hans On Jun 15, 2011, at 6:12 PM, Merlin Moncure wrote: > Due to unfortunate environmental conditions (don't ask) I've been > trying to get postgres 9.0 up and running on a fairly ancient linux -- > redhat EL 3 which as kernel 2.4.21. initdb borks on the create > database step with the error message "child process exited with error > code 139". A bit of tracing revealed the exit was happening at the > pg_flush_data which basically wraps posix_fadvise. Disabling fadvise > support in pg_config_manual.h fixed the problem. > > Things brings up a couple of questions: > *) Are linuxes this old out of support? > *) Should configure be testing for working posix_fadvise? > > merlin > > -- > Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) > To make changes to your subscription: > http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers > -- Cybertec Schönig & Schönig GmbH Gröhrmühlgasse 26 A-2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria Web: http://www.postgresql-support.de -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers