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Re: max_fsm_pages question

From: Michael Monnerie <michael(dot)monnerie(at)is(dot)it-management(dot)at>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: max_fsm_pages question
Date: 2010-01-25 15:35:15
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On Montag, 25. Januar 2010 Kevin Grittner wrote:
> Any chance you had or have long-running transactions.  We once had
> very low free space in a big database which suddenly ballooned.  It
> turned out an application programmer had left a connection in "idle
> in transaction" state for a few days.
> Another possibility is that you had an update or delete which
> affected a lot of rows.  Even if it rolls back, it can cause bloat.
I don't believe that. This machine holds the "dbmail" Mail Database, 
locks and transactions are very small, just to insert a new mail. The 
system is very low loaded, so such a bloat can't happen in a day.

Finding out which table the toast belongs to would be great, maybe that 
helps further investigation.

mit freundlichen Grüssen,
Michael Monnerie, Ing. BSc

it-management Internet Services
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