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Re: UTC4115FATAL: the database system is in recovery mode

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Mathew Samuel <Mathew(dot)Samuel(at)entrust(dot)com>, "pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: UTC4115FATAL: the database system is in recovery mode
Date: 2011-06-02 19:44:03
Message-ID: 27444.1307043843@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Mathew Samuel
> <Mathew(dot)Samuel(at)entrust(dot)com> wrote:
>> 2011-03-28 10:44:42 UTC3932PANIC: cannot abort transaction 1827110275, it
>> was already committed
>> 
>> Not sure if this is a known bug (or if it is a bug at all or something I can
>> address using different configuration) but I thought I would post here first
>> if any one might be familiar with this issue and suggest a possible
>> solution. Any ideas?

> Not really, although I've seen a few other crashes attributable to
> trying to cancel VACUUM FULL.  As of PostgreSQL 9.0, VACUUM FULL has
> been completely rewritten, so whatever bug is causing this problem is
> almost certainly gone in more recent versions.

That was in fact one of the primary motivations for the rewrite.

> It would be nice to
> track done and fix whatever is wrong in the older branches, but we'd
> probably need a reproducible test case of some sort.  I don't think it
> craps out like that EVERY time you interrupt it...

It does if you interrupt it after the midstream commit :-(.  See around
line 2800 in commands/vacuum.c in 8.4, for example, and note that the
lame HOLD_INTERRUPTS hack isn't in the version the OP is running.

			regards, tom lane

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