Re: persistent locks

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: paddy carroll <paddy(dot)carroll(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: persistent locks
Date: 2012-01-20 15:01:33
Message-ID: 8885.1327071693@sss.pgh.pa.us
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paddy carroll <paddy(dot)carroll(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> 3) For 8.3.7 the locks persist a database shutdown and startup cycle - I have had to trash and rebuild the database in question.
> 4) For 8.3.7 I have demonstrated that I can remedy the problem by stopping the database, deleting the contents of pg_twophase and pg_subtrans and restarting the database

Egad. Please read about prepared transactions and how to commit them or
roll them back; or else fix your applications to not use them.

regards, tom lane

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