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Re: 8.2rc1: vacuum full fills up disk space

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Thomas H(dot)" <me(at)alternize(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 8.2rc1: vacuum full fills up disk space
Date: 2006-11-27 06:24:27
Message-ID: 4490.1164608667@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Thomas H." <me(at)alternize(dot)com> writes:
> this somehow sounds buggy:

vacuum full absolutely *will* bloat your index, if run on a
heavily-modified table.  I do not think it will bloat pg_xlog by itself
however; are you sure you don't have some other open transactions?

> a) .. prevent total diskspace fillup. what happens if i send a cancel =
> signal to the process?

Killing it should not corrupt anything; if it does that IS a serious bug
and will be met with a full alarm response...

			regards, tom lane

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