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Re: rebellious postgres process

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Laszlo Nagy <gandalf(at)shopzeus(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: rebellious postgres process
Date: 2008-11-04 15:54:59
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Laszlo Nagy <gandalf(at)shopzeus(dot)com> writes:
> The process is still running:

Could you attach to it with gdb and see what it's doing?

>> Do you have a whole lot of tables in this database?  
> One database has 140 tables, the other has 62. (There are two other 
> database instances but they are rarely used.)
>> (Or even more directly: how large is $PGDATA/global/pgstat.stat ?)
>> 
> -rw-------  1 pgsql  pgsql  54536 Nov  3 20:11 pgstat.stat

Well, that lets out the theory that it just has a whole lot of stats
to keep track of ... although it's quite interesting that the file
timestamp isn't current.  Somehow it's evidently gotten wedged in
a way that prevents it from updating the file.

			regards, tom lane

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