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E. Notes de version

Les notes de version contiennent les modifications significatives apparaissant dans chaque version de PostgreSQL™. Elles contiennent aussi les fonctionnalités majeures et les problèmes de migration éventuels. Les notes de version ne contiennent pas les modifications qui n'affectent que peu d'utilisateurs ainsi que les modifications internes, non visibles pour les utilisateurs. Par exemple, l'optimiseur est amélioré dans pratiquement chaque version, mais les améliorations ne sont visibles par les utilisateurs que par la plus grande rapidité des requêtes.

Une liste complète de modifications est récupérable pour chaque version en lisant les validations Git. La liste de diffusion pgsql-committers enregistre en plus toutes les modifications du code source. Il existe aussi une interface web montrant les modifications sur chaque fichier.

Le nom apparaissant auprès de chaque élément précise le développeur principal de cet élément. Bien sûr, toutes les modifications impliquent des discussions de la communauté et une relecture des correctifs, donc chaque élément est vraiment un travail de la communauté.

E.1. Release 8.1.23


Release date


This release contains a variety of fixes from 8.1.22. For information about new features in the 8.1 major release, see Section E.24, « Version 8.1 ».

This is expected to be the last PostgreSQL™ release in the 8.1.X series. Users are encouraged to update to a newer release branch soon.

E.1.1. Migration to Version 8.1.23

A dump/restore is not required for those running 8.1.X. However, if you are upgrading from a version earlier than 8.1.18, see the release notes for 8.1.18.

E.1.2. Changes

  • Force the default wal_sync_method to be fdatasync on Linux (Tom Lane, Marti Raudsepp)

    The default on Linux has actually been fdatasync for many years, but recent kernel changes caused PostgreSQL™ to choose open_datasync instead. This choice did not result in any performance improvement, and caused outright failures on certain filesystems, notably ext4 with the data=journal mount option.

  • Fix recovery from base backup when the starting checkpoint WAL record is not in the same WAL segment as its redo point (Jeff Davis)

  • Add support for detecting register-stack overrun on IA64 (Tom Lane)

    The IA64 architecture has two hardware stacks. Full prevention of stack-overrun failures requires checking both.

  • Add a check for stack overflow in copyObject() (Tom Lane)

    Certain code paths could crash due to stack overflow given a sufficiently complex query.

  • Fix detection of page splits in temporary GiST indexes (Heikki Linnakangas)

    It is possible to have a « concurrent » page split in a temporary index, if for example there is an open cursor scanning the index when an insertion is done. GiST failed to detect this case and hence could deliver wrong results when execution of the cursor continued.

  • Avoid memory leakage while ANALYZE'ing complex index expressions (Tom Lane)

  • Ensure an index that uses a whole-row Var still depends on its table (Tom Lane)

    An index declared like create index i on t (foo(t.*)) would not automatically get dropped when its table was dropped.

  • Do not « inline » a SQL function with multiple OUT parameters (Tom Lane)

    This avoids a possible crash due to loss of information about the expected result rowtype.

  • Fix constant-folding of COALESCE() expressions (Tom Lane)

    The planner would sometimes attempt to evaluate sub-expressions that in fact could never be reached, possibly leading to unexpected errors.

  • Add print functionality for InhRelation nodes (Tom Lane)

    This avoids a failure when debug_print_parse is enabled and certain types of query are executed.

  • Fix incorrect calculation of distance from a point to a horizontal line segment (Tom Lane)

    This bug affected several different geometric distance-measurement operators.

  • Fix PL/pgSQL's handling of « simple » expressions to not fail in recursion or error-recovery cases (Tom Lane)

  • Fix bug in contrib/cube's GiST picksplit algorithm (Alexander Korotkov)

    This could result in considerable inefficiency, though not actually incorrect answers, in a GiST index on a cube column. If you have such an index, consider REINDEXing it after installing this update.

  • Don't emit « identifier will be truncated » notices in contrib/dblink except when creating new connections (Itagaki Takahiro)

  • Fix potential coredump on missing public key in contrib/pgcrypto (Marti Raudsepp)

  • Fix memory leak in contrib/xml2's XPath query functions (Tom Lane)

  • Update time zone data files to tzdata release 2010o for DST law changes in Fiji and Samoa; also historical corrections for Hong Kong.