On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 7:26 PM, Christian Ullrich <ch...@chrullrich.net> wrote:
> * Christian Ullrich wrote:
>> Backends (and possibly other processes) crash at the slightest
>> provocation, such as "SELECT * FROM pg_stat_activity;" or VACUUM. The
>> log says either "exception 0xC0000005" (segfault) or "exception
>> 0xC000001D" (illegal instruction).
>> The interesting reason: The old host had a Core-generation CPU, which
>> does not support the AVX2 instruction set. The new one has a
>> Haswell-generation one, and this one does. The EDB distribution of 9.4
>> was built with the Visual Studio 2013 compiler, whose CRT (aka libc) has
>> a bug where it uses AVX2 instructions if the *CPU* supports them, but
>> does not care whether the *OS* does, and 2008 doesn't. That support was
>> added in SP1 for 7/2008R2.
>> I just tried it, and it appears to work. If there is any interest in
>> fixing this, I'll be happy to prepare a patch. (Where would be the best
>> place to put a function call from <math.h> that has to be done during
>> startup of each server process, on Windows only?)
> startup_hacks(), I think. Proposed patch attached.

Thanks for the report and patch.  Regrettably I haven't the Windows
knowledge to have any idea whether it's right or wrong, but hopefully
someone who knows Windows will jump in here.

Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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