> Hi all,
> In the last couple of days, we've been bitten (a couple of
> times, on different servers) by an apparent glitch or bad
> interaction in the Windows implementation of rename().
> The relevant log message is:
> [2006-04-17 16:49:22.583 ] 2252 LOG: could not rename file
> "pg_xlog/000000010000010A000000BD" to
> "pg_xlog/000000010000010A000000D7", continuing to try
> It apparently just keeps on looping indefinitely. The
> "completed rename" message from port/dirmod.c never shows up.
> Shortly thereafter, Postgres becomes unresponsive. Attempts
> to make a new connection just block. Autovacuums block. A
> "pg_ctl ... stop -m fast" doesn't work. Only "pg_ctl ...
> stop -m immediate" does.
> With the last occurrence, I saved off the output of "handle
> -a" and "pslist -x" in case that's helpful.
> Any thoughts on what might be going wrong? If it happens
> again, what other clues should I be looking for?
It would be interesting to see which processes have handle(s) open to
either of these two names. "handle -a" shuold give that, I assume?
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