Re: subscriptionCheck failures on nightjar

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>
Cc: Thomas Munro <thomas(dot)munro(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: subscriptionCheck failures on nightjar
Date: 2019-06-27 01:10:49
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Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de> writes:
> On 2019-02-14 09:52:33 +1300, Thomas Munro wrote:
>> Just to make sure I understand: it's OK for the file not to be there
>> when we try to fsync it by name, because a concurrent checkpoint can
>> remove it, having determined that we don't need it anymore? In other
>> words, we really needed either missing_ok=true semantics, or to use
>> the fd we already had instead of the name?

> I'm not yet sure that that's actually something that's supposed to
> happen, I got to spend some time analysing how this actually
> happens. Normally the contents of the slot should actually prevent it
> from being removed (as they're newer than
> ReplicationSlotsComputeLogicalRestartLSN()). I kind of wonder if that's
> a bug in the drop logic in newer releases.

My animal dromedary just reproduced this failure, which we've previously
only seen on nightjar.

regards, tom lane

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