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Re: lazy_truncate_heap()

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Greg Stark <greg(dot)stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: lazy_truncate_heap()
Date: 2009-01-01 17:16:08
Message-ID: 1230830168.4032.92.camel@ebony.2ndQuadrant (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers
On Wed, 2008-12-31 at 14:45 -0500, Greg Stark wrote:
> On 31 Dec 2008, at 13:21, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com> wrote:
> >
> > Both of these bugs are minor, but the effect of either/both of them is
> > to cause more AccessExclusiveLocks than we might expect.
> >
> > For Hot Standby this means that many VACUUMs take AccessExclusiveLocks
> > on relations, which would potentially lead to having queries cancelled
> > for no reason at all.
> Well by default it would just cause wal to pause briefly until the  
> queries with those locks finish, no?

Yes, but why allow pointless actions in the first place?

 Simon Riggs 
 PostgreSQL Training, Services and Support

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