Subject: Re: daily CVS update output
To: Tom I Helbekkmo <tih@Hamartun.Priv.NO>
From: Colin Wood <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/18/1998 13:44:32
Tom I Helbekkmo wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 1998 at 05:08:19AM -0800, NetBSD source update wrote:
> > Updating pkgsrc tree:
> > [...]
> > U pkgsrc/databases/postgresql/Makefile
> Anyone going "Whee!": don't bother.  PostgreSQL 6.3 will be released
> on March 1 (modulo any really bad unforeseen problems between now and
> then), and will drop right into NetBSD 1.3.  I run the current beta
> under NetBSD/sparc and NetBSD/vax, and others have checked that it
> also works with NetBSD/i386.  NetBSD/alpha is more doubtful -- it is
> unclear whether the 32/64 fixes will be ready by release time.  Most
> other NetBSD platforms will be very, very easy to get running for
> someone who is able to implement a simple test-and-set spin lock for
> the hardware in question in assembly.
> Check out <> for info and announcements.

Last time I played with PostgreSQL (6.2.?) it had a serious problem on
m68k-based machines, tho, and I don't think it was truly related to
test-and-set spin locks (although I never fully tracked the problem down).
Does anyone know if this has changed?


Colin Wood                       
Component Design Engineer - MD6                 Intel Corporation
I speak only on my own behalf, not for my employer.