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Re: Is Pg 7.0.x's Locking Mechanism BROKEN?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Fabrice Scemama <fabrice(at)scemama(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Is Pg 7.0.x's Locking Mechanism BROKEN?
Date: 2000-07-26 14:46:27
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Fabrice Scemama <fabrice(at)scemama(dot)org> writes:
> With 7.0.x versions, we've come across a problem, new for us:
> very often (2 or 3 times a day), there are on our Pg machine
> a dozen of 'update waiting', and our perl scripts are waiting
> too to begin a transaction.

Can you list exactly what *all* the backends are doing when this
happens?  It might help to run the postmaster with -d2 so that
the postmaster log contains a trace of all queries executed.

> - Am I the only one here to have such problems with 7.0.2?

Haven't seen any other such reports.

			regards, tom lane

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