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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