Tom Lane wrote:
Heikki Linnakangas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
I'm afraid the bug has been there for ages, but the 90%-fillfactor on rightmost page patch made it much more likely to get triggered.

But that patch has been there for ages too; the only new thing in 8.2 is
that the fillfactor is configurable, but its default is the same.  So
I'm still wondering why the bug isn't seen in 8.1.  (Joe, did you try
anything older than 8.1?)

The hardcoded fillfactor was 90% when building an index, and that's still the default. However, when inserting to an existing index, the fillfactor on the rightmost page was 2/3. It was changed to use the user-configurable fillfactor, which now defaults to 90%.

Hmm. Now that I think of it, we might have the same bug in nbtsort.c. I'll have a look...

  Heikki Linnakangas

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