On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 09:52:06PM +0530, kunal sharma wrote:
> Hi ,
> We are using Postgres 8.4 and its been found going into recovery
> mode couple of times. The server process seems to fork another child process
> which is another postgres server running under same data directory and after
> some time it goes away while the old server is still running. There were few
> load issues on the server but the load didnt went above "32".
> We are running opensuse 10.2 x86_64 with 32Gb of physical memory.
> Checking the logs I found that theres a segmentation fault ,
> Sep 26 05:39:54 pace kernel: postgres: segfault at 0000000000000030
> rip 000000000066ba8c rsp 00007fffd364da30 error 4
> gdb dump shows this
> Reading symbols from /lib64/libdl.so.2...done.
> Loaded symbols for /lib64/libdl.so.2
> Reading symbols from /lib64/libm.so.6...done.
> Loaded symbols for /lib64/libm.so.6
> Reading symbols from /lib64/libc.so.6...done.
> Loaded symbols for /lib64/libc.so.6
> Reading symbols from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2...done.
> Loaded symbols for /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
> Reading symbols from /lib64/libnss_files.so.2...done.
> Loaded symbols for /lib64/libnss_files.so.2
> 0x00002ad6d7b8c2b3 in __select_nocancel () from /lib64/libc.so.6
> Any suggestions what is causing this segmentation fault?
I work with Kunal and have been looking into this. It appears to be the same
as the bug described in:
as I have localized it to a NULL pointer deference in
RelationCacheInitializePhase2() as well. Tom speculates in:
that large numbers of table drops might trigger this. The system in question
creates and drops temp tables at a high rate which tends to confirm this.
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