PostgreSQL 9.1.17 commit log

Stamp 9.1.17.

commit   : f2044bd49f08535308a21185ee54ff0edb99ce7e    
author   : Tom Lane <>    
date     : Mon, 1 Jun 2015 15:12:43 -0400    
committer: Tom Lane <>    
date     : Mon, 1 Jun 2015 15:12:43 -0400    

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M configure
M doc/bug.template
M src/include/pg_config.h.win32
M src/interfaces/libpq/
M src/port/win32ver.rc

Release notes for 9.4.3, 9.3.8, 9.2.12, 9.1.17, 9.0.21.

commit   : bd85f778f0f7b5ec1649a408de872b1dcb89b560    
author   : Tom Lane <>    
date     : Mon, 1 Jun 2015 13:27:44 -0400    
committer: Tom Lane <>    
date     : Mon, 1 Jun 2015 13:27:44 -0400    

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Also sneak entries for commits 97ff2a564 et al into the sections for  
the previous releases in the relevant branches.  Those fixes did go out  
in the previous releases, but missed getting documented.  

M doc/src/sgml/release-9.0.sgml
M doc/src/sgml/release-9.1.sgml

Remove special cases for ETXTBSY from new fsync'ing logic.

commit   : 9e79ca326920d25da941fcf2132b33f82b4c40bd    
author   : Tom Lane <>    
date     : Fri, 29 May 2015 15:11:36 -0400    
committer: Tom Lane <>    
date     : Fri, 29 May 2015 15:11:36 -0400    

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The argument that this is a sufficiently-expected case to be silently  
ignored seems pretty thin.  Andres had brought it up back when we were  
still considering that most fsync failures should be hard errors, and it  
probably would be legit not to fail hard for ETXTBSY --- but the same is  
true for EROFS and other cases, which is why we gave up on hard failures.  
ETXTBSY is surely not a normal case, so logging the failure seems fine  
from here.  

M src/backend/storage/file/fd.c

Fix fsync-at-startup code to not treat errors as fatal.

commit   : cb867853a17e4055d58a8639ed4a23652e2ce8e0    
author   : Tom Lane <>    
date     : Thu, 28 May 2015 17:33:03 -0400    
committer: Tom Lane <>    
date     : Thu, 28 May 2015 17:33:03 -0400    

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Commit 2ce439f3379aed857517c8ce207485655000fc8e introduced a rather serious  
regression, namely that if its scan of the data directory came across any  
un-fsync-able files, it would fail and thereby prevent database startup.  
Worse yet, symlinks to such files also caused the problem, which meant that  
crash restart was guaranteed to fail on certain common installations such  
as older Debian.  
After discussion, we agreed that (1) failure to start is worse than any  
consequence of not fsync'ing is likely to be, therefore treat all errors  
in this code as nonfatal; (2) we should not chase symlinks other than  
those that are expected to exist, namely pg_xlog/ and tablespace links  
under pg_tblspc/.  The latter restriction avoids possibly fsync'ing a  
much larger part of the filesystem than intended, if the user has left  
random symlinks hanging about in the data directory.  
This commit takes care of that and also does some code beautification,  
mainly moving the relevant code into fd.c, which seems a much better place  
for it than xlog.c, and making sure that the conditional compilation for  
the pre_sync_fname pass has something to do with whether pg_flush_data  
I also relocated the call site in xlog.c down a few lines; it seems a  
bit silly to be doing this before ValidateXLOGDirectoryStructure().  
The similar logic in initdb.c ought to be made to match this, but that  
change is noncritical and will be dealt with separately.  
Back-patch to all active branches, like the prior commit.  
Abhijit Menon-Sen and Tom Lane  

M src/backend/access/transam/xlog.c
M src/backend/storage/file/fd.c
M src/include/storage/fd.h

Fix portability issue in isolationtester grammar.

commit   : ee8b93c83d791ef60ba789174d4c7e6b7d5f901a    
author   : Tom Lane <>    
date     : Wed, 27 May 2015 19:14:40 -0400    
committer: Tom Lane <>    
date     : Wed, 27 May 2015 19:14:40 -0400    

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specparse.y and specscanner.l used "string" as a token name.  Now, bison  
likes to define each token name as a macro for the token code it assigns,  
which means those names are basically off-limits for any other use within  
the grammar file or included headers.  So names as generic as "string" are  
dangerous.  This is what was causing the recent failures on protosciurus:  
some versions of Solaris' sys/kstat.h use "string" as a field name.  
With late-model bison we don't see this problem because the token macros  
aren't defined till later (that is why castoroides didn't show the problem  
even though it's on the same machine).  But protosciurus uses bison 1.875  
which defines the token macros up front.  
This land mine has been there from day one; we'd have found it sooner  
except that protosciurus wasn't trying to run the isolation tests till  
To fix, rename the token to "string_literal" which is hopefully less  
likely to collide with names used by system headers.  Back-patch to  
all branches containing the isolation tests.  

M src/test/isolation/specparse.y
M src/test/isolation/specscanner.l

Remove configure check prohibiting threaded libpython on OpenBSD.

commit   : 5585cc707706243d2a964a93644bd1cd5203b654    
author   : Tom Lane <>    
date     : Tue, 26 May 2015 22:14:59 -0400    
committer: Tom Lane <>    
date     : Tue, 26 May 2015 22:14:59 -0400    

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According to recent tests, this case now works fine, so there's no reason  
to reject it anymore.  (Even if there are still some OpenBSD platforms  
in the wild where it doesn't work, removing the check won't break any case  
that worked before.)  
We can actually remove the entire test that discovers whether libpython  
is threaded, since without the OpenBSD case there's no need to know that  
at all.  
Per report from Davin Potts.  Back-patch to all active branches.  

M config/python.m4
M configure

Rename pg_shdepend.c's typedef "objectType" to SharedDependencyObjectType.

commit   : 2e4c50137a6f96f84d804b41b355e125979e5494    
author   : Tom Lane <>    
date     : Sun, 24 May 2015 13:03:45 -0400    
committer: Tom Lane <>    
date     : Sun, 24 May 2015 13:03:45 -0400    

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The name objectType is widely used as a field name, and it's pure luck that  
this conflict has not caused pgindent to go crazy before.  It messed up  
pg_audit.c pretty good though.  Since pg_shdepend.c doesn't export this  
typedef and only uses it in three places, changing that seems saner than  
changing the field usages.  
Back-patch because we're contemplating using the union of all branch  
typedefs for future pgindent runs, so this won't fix anything if it  
stays the same in back branches.  

M src/backend/catalog/pg_shdepend.c

Back-patch libpq support for TLS versions beyond v1.

commit   : 2c2c5f0e02b58d225385f5008fb797a90935cb06    
author   : Tom Lane <>    
date     : Thu, 21 May 2015 20:41:55 -0400    
committer: Tom Lane <>    
date     : Thu, 21 May 2015 20:41:55 -0400    

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Since 7.3.2, libpq has been coded in such a way that the only SSL protocol  
it would allow was TLS v1.  That approach is looking increasingly obsolete.  
In commit 820f08cabdcbb899 we fixed it to allow TLS >= v1, but did not  
back-patch the change at the time, partly out of caution and partly because  
the question was confused by a contemporary server-side change to reject  
the now-obsolete SSL protocol v3.  9.4 has now been out long enough that  
it seems safe to assume the change is OK; hence, back-patch into 9.0-9.3.  
(I also chose to back-patch some relevant comments added by commit  
326e1d73c476a0b5, but did *not* change the server behavior; hence, pre-9.4  
servers will continue to allow SSL v3, even though no remotely modern  
client will request it.)  
Per gripe from Jan Bilek.  

M src/backend/libpq/be-secure.c
M src/interfaces/libpq/fe-secure.c