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Bug ID16087
PG Version12.0
OSDocker (Debian 12.0-2.pgdg100+1) on OSX
Opened2019-10-29 15:16:29+00
Reported byAriel Mashraki
StatusNew

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The following bug has been logged on the website:

Bug reference:      16087
Logged by:          Ariel Mashraki
Email address:      (redacted)
PostgreSQL version: 12.0
Operating system:   Docker (Debian 12.0-2.pgdg100+1) on OSX
Description:        

Running ALTER TABLE with both ALTER COLUMN and ADD COLUMN causes a database
segfault. It happens constantly on version 12 and doesn't reproduce on
version 11 and 10.
Attaching here a set of commands (and their output) to help reproducing the
issue ($ means start of a command).

$ create table "users" (id bigint not null generated by default as identity,
age int not null, primary key(id));
$ insert into users (age) values(1);
$ alter table "users" alter column "age" type bigint, add column "nickname"
text;

Command output:
server closed the connection unexpectedly
	This probably means the server terminated abnormally
	before or while processing the request.
The connection to the server was lost. Attempting reset: Failed.


Database logs:
2019-10-29 15:08:25.143 UTC [1] LOG:  server process (PID 1747) was
terminated by signal 11: Segmentation fault
2019-10-29 15:08:25.143 UTC [1] DETAIL:  Failed process was running: alter
table "users" alter column "age" type bigint, add column "nickname" text;
2019-10-29 15:08:25.143 UTC [1] LOG:  terminating any other active server
processes
2019-10-29 15:08:25.144 UTC [1725] WARNING:  terminating connection because
of crash of another server process
2019-10-29 15:08:25.144 UTC [1725] DETAIL:  The postmaster has commanded
this server process to roll back the current transaction and exit, because
another server process exited abnormally and possibly corrupted shared
memory.
2019-10-29 15:08:25.144 UTC [1725] HINT:  In a moment you should be able to
reconnect to the database and repeat your command.
2019-10-29 15:08:25.146 UTC [1903] FATAL:  the database system is in
recovery mode
2019-10-29 15:08:25.148 UTC [1] LOG:  all server processes terminated;
reinitializing
2019-10-29 15:08:25.167 UTC [1904] LOG:  database system was interrupted;
last known up at 2019-10-29 14:58:57 UTC
2019-10-29 15:08:25.320 UTC [1904] LOG:  database system was not properly
shut down; automatic recovery in progress
2019-10-29 15:08:25.329 UTC [1904] LOG:  redo starts at 0/19835A8
2019-10-29 15:08:25.330 UTC [1904] LOG:  invalid record length at 0/199D778:
wanted 24, got 0
2019-10-29 15:08:25.330 UTC [1904] LOG:  redo done at 0/199D740
2019-10-29 15:08:25.354 UTC [1] LOG:  database system is ready to accept
connections

Messages

DateAuthorSubject
2019-10-29 15:16:29+00PG Bug reporting formBUG #16087: Segmentation fault on ALTER TABLE
2019-10-29 15:26:14+00Tom LaneRe: BUG #16087: Segmentation fault on ALTER TABLE