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problem running postmaster

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pw
Hello,

I am having problems running postmaster.
I get the following error:

DEBUG: invoking IpcMemoryCreate(size=1466368)
PANIC: invalid checksum in control file
The postmaster then exits.

What control file is it talking about?
Is this a common error?

Thanks for any help

Peter
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Nov 12 '05 #1
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pw wrote:
Hello,

I am having problems running postmaster.
I get the following error:

DEBUG: invoking IpcMemoryCreate(size=1466368)
PANIC: invalid checksum in control file
$PGDATA/pg_clog

Control files reside in there

The postmaster then exits.

What control file is it talking about?
Is this a common error?


No this is not common. Was there a hard system crash and psotgresql data reside
on a non-journalling file system?

If yes, you are looking at an inconsistent database.

Please confirm.

Shridhar
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Nov 12 '05 #2

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"pw" <p.******@telus.net> writes:
PANIC: invalid checksum in control file What control file is it talking about?
$PGDATA/global/pg_control
Is this a common error?


No; I don't think I've ever seen it reported from the field before.
How did you get into this state?

regards, tom lane

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Nov 12 '05 #3

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