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Re: PostgreSQL 9.0.4 blocking in lseek?

From: Matteo Beccati <php(at)beccati(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Sören Meyer-Eppler <soerenme(at)google(dot)com>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL 9.0.4 blocking in lseek?
Date: 2011-12-28 18:02:36
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> A rather long import process is stuck since ~12hrs on a query that
> normally returns in a few seconds or minutes. Kust like to OP there's
> almost no activity on the box, only a single postgres process at 100% CPU.
> Two separate queries, (although similar) have triggered the issue, and
> they are run one after another. Also, the import is also not always
> failing, I think it happened twice in about 10 runs. We're expected to
> go live in about two weeks so these were only test runs.
> The explain looks like this:

The query eventually completed in more than 18h. For comparison a normal
run doesn't take more than 1m for that specific step.

Do you think that bad stats and suboptimal plan alone could explain such
a behaviour?

Matteo Beccati

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