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Re: Idle processes won't die

From: Rajesh Kumar Mallah <mallah(at)trade-india(dot)com>
To: James Taylor <jtx(at)hatesville(dot)com>
Cc: "'pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Idle processes won't die
Date: 2004-02-25 01:30:14
Message-ID: 403BFAA6.8090906@trade-india.com (view raw or flat)
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Dear James,

We have been using mod_perl with PostgreSQL in web environment
without any problems. I hope you are already using Apache::DBI for
connection pooling.

Regds
Mallah

James Taylor wrote:

> Hi everyone, using mod_perl with Postgres, postgres is on the same 
> server as the webserver.  Perl is opening connections, and then 
> closing them at the end of every script, however Pg
> is refusing to close the connection, and I have tons and tons of Idle 
> processes sitting around, which causes the web site to crash because 
> the maximum number of pgsql processes gets reached after the site is 
> accessed 32 times.  From everything I know about Perl, even if I 
> didn't implicitly close the database handles, the perl garbage handler 
> would close them for me.  Is there some sort of configuration for 
> postgres to disallow all these idle processes from sticking around, so 
> they maybe... close themselves after 5 seconds or something similar?
>
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