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Re: Insert Statements Hanging

From: Alan Hodgson <ahodgson(at)simkin(dot)ca>
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Insert Statements Hanging
Date: 2007-07-25 20:55:13
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On Wednesday 25 July 2007 13:27, Pallav Kalva <pkalva(at)livedatagroup(dot)com> 
> I am hoping "SELECT 1 FROM ONLY "provisioning"."account" x WHERE
> "accountid" = $1 FOR UPDATE OF x" is causing the problem. If that is the
> case why doesnt it show in the pg_stat_activity view ? or am I missing
> something here ? what would be the reason for insert statement to hang
> like that ?

It's waiting for a lock, probably on one of the tables that it references 
for foreign keys.

8.1 or later would have that happen a lot less; they altered the locking 
requirements for foreign key lookups.

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