First, I better let you know that we have an in-house patch already on our
postgres, so this may be our breakage. It only started happening recently,
though, and our patch is quite old, so it is very unlikely.
I thought I'd ask here anyway, incase this was a known bug that was fixed
already. I couldn't see anything in the release notes, however.
Postgres 7.4.1. (Yes I know, we _should_ upgrade).
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
27583 postgres 15 0 163m 163m 159m R 97.2 16.2 14:36.01 postmaster
As the subject says, it is spinning at 99% CPU. Memory consumption does not
appear to be increasing.
This backend has recently lost its client connection, and it appeared after
I shutdown a bunch of JDBC connections:
uke19:~# netstat -np | grep 27583
tcp 1 0 127.0.0.1:5432 127.0.0.1:35175 CLOSE_WAIT 27583/postgres
This happened 3 times last week, too. Never 'idle in transaction' until last
night, however, when it managed to lose its connection while 'idle in
transaction'. This left some things locked, and I had to kill it.
I only noticed this problem after messing with some settings in the
max_connections = 88
superuser_reserved_connections = 4
wal_buffers = 544
Around the same time, I changed the java code to close down the database
connections properly, doing conn.close() on pg connections. We are using
'postgresql-jdbc3.jar' that is in the 'libpgjava' Debian package.
You can even have a backtrace, how about that:
(gdb) attach 27583
Attaching to process 27583
0x0811cf40 in enlargeStringInfo ()
#0 0x0811cf40 in enlargeStringInfo ()
#1 0x081249b8 in pq_getmessage ()
#2 0x0817bdfe in HandleFunctionRequest ()
#3 0x0817bfda in HandleFunctionRequest ()
#4 0x0817eacc in PostgresMain ()
#5 0x0815877b in ClosePostmasterPorts ()
#6 0x08158163 in ClosePostmasterPorts ()
#7 0x08156658 in PostmasterMain ()
#8 0x08155ce4 in PostmasterMain ()
#9 0x08125cb6 in main ()
#10 0x4026eda6 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/libc.so.6
I can get a stack data dump from gdb if requested, and I'll leave this
attached to gdb for now. I'll probably need to restart postgres soon (to try
some more settings) so I dont want to leave it attached _too_ long.. ;)
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