Subject: Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL, NetBSD and NFS
To: Justin Clift <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Byron Servies <email@example.com>
Date: 02/05/2003 09:24:09
On February 06, 2003 at 03:50, Justin Clift wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> >Hoo boy. I was already suspecting data corruption in the index, and
> >this looks like more of the same. My thoughts are definitely straying
> >in the direction of "the NFS server is dropping bits, somehow".
> >Both this and the (admittedly unproven) bt_moveright loop suggest
> >corrupted values in the cross-page links that exist at the very end of
> >each btree index page. I wonder if it is possible that, every so often,
> >you are losing just the last few bytes of an NFS transfer?
> Hmmm... does anyone remember the name of that NFS testing tool the
> FreeBSD guys were using? Think it came from Apple. They used it to
> find and isolate bugs in the FreeBSD code a while ago.
> Sounds like it might be useful here.
fsx. See also <http://www.connectathon.org>