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Re: High CPU usage / load average after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04

From: Dan Kogan <dan(at)iqtell(dot)com>
To: "pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: High CPU usage / load average after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04
Date: 2013-02-12 19:59:16
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Thanks for the reply.  We are still using postgresql-9.0-801.jdbc4.jar.  It seemed to us that this is more related to the OS than the JDBC, version as we had the issue before we upgraded to 9.2.
It might still be worth a try.

Just out of curiosity, has anyone else experienced performance issues (or even tried) with the 9.0 jdbc driver against 9.2 server?


From: Eric Haertel [mailto:eric(dot)haertel(at)groupon(dot)com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:52 PM
To: Dan Kogan
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PERFORM] High CPU usage / load average after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04

I don't know if it helps, but I had after update from 8.4 to 9.1 extrem problems with my local test  until I changed the JDBC driver to the propper version. I'm not shure if the load occured on the client or the server side as the local integration test run on my machine.

2013/2/12 Dan Kogan <dan(at)iqtell(dot)com<mailto:dan(at)iqtell(dot)com>>

We upgraded from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 12.04 and almost immediately obeserved increased CPU usage and significantly higher load average on our database server.
At the time we were on Postgres 9.0.5.  We decided to upgrade to Postgres 9.2 to see if that resolves the issue, but unfortunately it did not.

Just for illustration purposes, below are a few links to cpu and load graphs pre and post upgrade.

We also tried tweaking kernel parameters as mentioned here -, but have not seen any improvement.

Any advice on how to trace what could be causing the change in CPU usage and load average is appreciated.

Our postgres version is:

PostgreSQL 9.2.2 on x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, compiled by gcc (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5) 4.6.3, 64-bit


Linux ip-10-189-175-25 3.2.0-37-virtual #58-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 24 15:48:03 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Hardware (this an Amazon Ec2 High memory quadruple extra large instance):

8 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2665 0 @ 2.40GHz
RAID10 with 8 drives using xfs
Drives are EBS with provisioned IOPS, with 1000 iops each

Postgres Configuration:

archive_command = rsync -a %p slave:/var/lib/postgresql/replication_load/%f
archive_mode = on
checkpoint_completion_target = 0.9
checkpoint_segments = 64
checkpoint_timeout = 30min
default_text_search_config = pg_catalog.english
external_pid_file = /var/run/postgresql/
lc_messages = en_US.UTF-8
lc_monetary = en_US.UTF-8
lc_numeric = en_US.UTF-8
lc_time = en_US.UTF-8
listen_addresses = *
log_line_prefix = %t [%p]: [%l-1]
log_min_duration_statement =500



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