Opened 21 months ago

Closed 13 months ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#4912 closed defect (fixed)

Postgres 11+ crashes with segmentation fault 11 when using SET STORAGE EXTERNAL on a `geographic` column

Reported by: progm Owned by: pramsey
Priority: medium Milestone: PostGIS 3.1.5
Component: postgis Version: 3.1.x
Keywords: Cc:


Postgres 11+ crashes with segmentation fault 11 when using SET STORAGE EXTERNAL on a geographic column.

Being more specific, the segmentation fault happens when you switch to storage external a table containing a certain amount of data.

How to reproduce with docker (I've tested on macOS):

$ docker run --name postgis -p 5432:5432 -e POSTGRES_HOST_AUTH_METHOD=trust -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=password postgis/postgis:11-3.1
$ psql -U postgres -h
postgres=# CREATE TABLE areas (id serial, geog geography(Multipolygon, 4326));
postgres=# insert into areas (id, geog) select i, ST_GeomFromText('MULTIPOLYGON (((11.174038669077522 44.00998460379789, 11.169693264583247 43.979730968523256, 11.08178331755044 43.970801288841, 11.011641246672006 44.00374236407625, 11.040369198606385 44.03420070463533, 11.049434195204165 44.09024166231109, 11.093226216052033 44.09445494894457, 11.107143581001756 44.05024384632795, 11.133566054440559 44.03986705890006, 11.125261503629277 44.022849011558975, 11.174038669077522 44.00998460379789)))') as geog from generate_series(1,1000) i;
postgres=# CREATE INDEX testing_idx ON areas USING GIST (geog);
postgres=# VACUUM FULL ANALYZE areas;

However, this seems to happen also if you switch to "storage external" first and you INSERT the data later.

I've tried exactly the same example with postgres 10 with postgis 3.1 and it works correctly with no segmentation fault.

Maybe it's a regression with postgres 11+ (you can replicate it with 12 and 13 as well).

Let me know if you need any further information.

Change History (8)

comment:1 by pramsey, 21 months ago

Milestone: PostGIS

comment:2 by pramsey, 21 months ago

Milestone: 3.1.3PostGIS 3.1.3

Milestone renamed

comment:3 by robe, 20 months ago

Milestone: PostGIS 3.1.3PostGIS 3.1.4

In prep for 3.1.3 release

comment:4 by pramsey, 19 months ago

Thanks for researching the PgSQL version. I can replicate your result, but the stack trace doesn't provide any obvious clues, except to show the problem is in the rebuild of the index that gets triggered on a REINDEX or a VACUUM FULL or even an UPDATE area SET geom = geom. The failure is in the index building code, but annoyingly not always in the same place!

comment:5 by pramsey, 19 months ago

Also to note, I've tried a number of times to replicate without PostGIS. Trying with a tsvector column for example, but no luck.

comment:6 by robe, 17 months ago

Milestone: PostGIS 3.1.4PostGIS 3.1.5

@pramsey did you try with the PostgreSQL geometry types? I would assume that is a closer proxy to PostGIS.

comment:7 by Darafei Praliaskouski <me@…>, 13 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In c22680a/git:

Add news item for GH658

Closes #4912

comment:8 by Darafei Praliaskouski <me@…>, 13 months ago

In c22680a/git:

Add news item for GH658

Closes #4912

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