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Re: autovacuum causing numerous regression-test failures

From: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, "Matthew T(dot) O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: autovacuum causing numerous regression-test failures
Date: 2006-08-29 15:58:29
Message-ID: 44F46425.8010107@pse-consulting.de (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 29. August 2006 11:14 schrieb Andreas Pflug:
>   
>> already pointed out, all win32 installations have it on by default, to
>> take them to the safe side. Disabling it for modules a "retail" user
>> will never launch appears overreacting.
>>     
>
> Well, the really big problem is that autovacuum may be connected to a database 
> when you want to drop it.  (There may be related problems like vacuuming a 
> template database at the wrong time.  I'm not sure how that is handled.)  I 
> think this is not only a problem that is specific to the regression testing 
> but a potential problem in deployment.  I have opined earlier how I think 
> that should behave properly, but we're not going to change that in 8.2.
>   
Don't these issues hit a cron scheduled vacuum as well?

Regards,
Andreas


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