Tom Lane wrote:
> Stefan Kaltenbrunner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>>the machine had some issues a week ago or so - but it looks like the
>>problem occured first here:
> Hmm, what kind of issues, and are you sure they are fixed?

admin error :-).
I had a second postgresql instance running causing the buildfarm runs to
report a failure because of shared memory-limits.
Had nothing to do with hardware problems though ...

> The stack trace looks to me like it is trying to apply the PGTZ setting
> that's coming in from the client during startup.  Now I could believe a
> platform-specific breakage there from Magnus' recent hacking, but the
> problem is that *every* backend launched during the regression tests
> is going to be doing this, and doing it in the same way with the same
> value.  It's pretty tough to see why some backends would fail at this
> spot and some not ... unless what it is is an intermittent hardware
> problem.  Is there a version of memtest86 that works on your machine?

memtest86 works on x86 CPU's only afaik - no ?

anyway - here is the promised backtrace:

#0  0x000000004489fba4 in memcpy () from /usr/lib/
#1  0x0000000000326f9c in hash_search (hashp=0xa6e030, keyPtr=0xa5ff90,
action=HASH_ENTER, foundPtr=0x0) at dynahash.c:653
#2  0x00000000003434f0 in pg_tzset (name=0xa5ff90 "PST8PDT") at pgtz.c:1039
#3  0x00000000001fbcf0 in assign_timezone (value=0xa5ff90 "PST8PDT",
doit=1 '\001', source=PGC_S_CLIENT) at variable.c:351
#4  0x0000000000330f28 in set_config_option (name=0xa52830 "timezone",
value=0xa52870 "PST8PDT", context=10645504, source=PGC_S_CLIENT,
isLocal=0 '\0',
    changeVal=1 '\001') at guc.c:3748
#5  0x000000000029b5f0 in PostgresMain (argc=4, argv=0xa52928,
username=0xa52740 "mastermind") at postgres.c:2759
#6  0x000000000026b180 in BackendRun (port=0xa77800) at postmaster.c:2800
#7  0x000000000026aa30 in BackendStartup (port=0xa77800) at
#8  0x00000000002685fc in ServerLoop () at postmaster.c:1221
#9  0x0000000000267bc8 in PostmasterMain (argc=0,
argv=0xffffffffffff57d8) at postmaster.c:930
#10 0x0000000000220cc8 in main (argc=6, argv=0xffffffffffff57d8) at


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