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Re: BUG #4243: Idle in transaction

From: Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #4243: Idle in transaction
Date: 2008-06-17 13:32:50
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On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 06:49:57AM +0000, Clemens Wagner wrote:
> I have sometimes hanging psql backend processes with "idle in transaction"

There is no bug here.  Some transaction is stuck waiting for something
else, or else you've left a transaction hanging around that way (is
your JDBC driver old?  It used to issue BEGIN right after COMMIT when
in non-autocommit mode.  That'd cause this issue).  

You need to figure out what's blocking what.  Look in the pg_locks
system view.  See the manual for more on this.

> high traffic on the database. It leads sometimes to an inconsisten database
> with double primary keys in a table or a broken unique indexes (
> "pg_statistic_relid_att_index" for instance). I can't enforce this error.

I don't believe this is the problem you're having there.  If what
you're saying is the case, you need to look for breakage elsewhere.


Andrew Sullivan
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