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Processes running without cleaning

From: "Suresh Gupta VG" <suresh(dot)g(at)zensar(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Processes running without cleaning
Date: 2008-02-18 13:00:38
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Hi Team,


I am using Solaris9 and pgsql 8.2.5. Started the DB with the option 50
nodes and 100 blocks as below.


pg_ctl start -D /db1/postgresql/data -o "-N 50 -B 100 -i"


When started, there are 3 processes running with postgres names. After
that when a single transaction comes to the DB, it is going on
increasing it's number of processes by multiples of 3 or 4 up to the
peak connection say 53. Then when we open new session, it gives an error
that "psql : FATAL : Sorry, too many clients already".


Can you please any one explain, how the processes will go when we give
the options for blocks and nodes. As a common, we find 3 processes
running as parent processes of pgsql. Pls find the list of processes in
the attachment.(max_connction = 100 is configured in the postgresql
configuration file. Why cleaning up of process is not happening?

Pls advice.



G. V. Suresh Gupta


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