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Autovacuum does not stay turned off

From: Jerry Champlin <jchamplin(at)absolute-performance(dot)com>
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Autovacuum does not stay turned off
Date: 2008-08-26 15:27:48
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We are attempting to turn off autovacuum but it keeps coming back.  We 
can't afford the performance hit from vacuum while end users are 
accessing our system.

Postgresql Version:  8.3.3
OS:  Linux 2.6.18-53.el5PAE #1 SMP

Running PostgreSQL setting: 
sspg=# show autovacuum;
(1 row)

pg.log Log Entries:
2008-08-26 15:24:50 GMTLOG:  autovacuum launcher started
-- and then we manually kill it
postgres 32371  0.0  0.1 1133768 23572 ?       Ss   15:16   0:00 
postgres: autovacuum worker process   rollup_data_store
# kill 32371
2008-08-26 15:24:53 GMTFATAL:  terminating autovacuum process due to 
administrator command

Does anyone know what will cause this bahavior for autovacuum?

Thank you in advance



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