Takahiro Itagaki <itagaki(dot)takahiro(at)oss(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp> writes:
> In mdunlink(), we truncate the first main fork to zero length
> and actually unlink at the next checkpoint, but other segments
> are not truncated and only unlinked. Then, if another backend
> open the segments, disk spaces occupied by them are not reclaimed
> until all of the backends close their file descriptors. Longer
> checkpoint timeout and connection pooling make things worse.
Truncating seems like an ugly kluge that's not fixing the real problem.
Why are there open descriptors for a dropped relation? They should all
get closed as a consequence of relcache flush.
regards, tom lane
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