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Re: BUG #5459: Unable to cancel query while in send()

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Mason Hale" <mason(at)onespot(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5459: Unable to cancel query while in send()
Date: 2010-05-12 01:44:16
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"Mason Hale" <mason(at)onespot(dot)com> writes:
> ISSUE: unable to cancel queries using pg_cancel_backend(), that are in
> send() function call, waiting on client receipt of data.

I think what you are describing is a kernel bug.  There's not a lot
we can do about it if the send() call hangs.  Considering the kernel
already knows the connection is closed (per the CLOSE_WAIT state shown
by netstat) the send() should return failure immediately, and it's not
doing so.

There might be some TCP-level incompatibility involved between the
database and gateway server TCP stacks, since the combination of the
FIN_WAIT2 and CLOSE_WAIT states really ought not persist very long;
but I'm not a network hacker so I'm a bit out of my depth in diagnosing
that aspect of it.

			regards, tom lane

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