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Re: We need to log aborted autovacuums

From: Robert Treat <rob(at)xzilla(dot)net>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: We need to log aborted autovacuums
Date: 2011-01-05 22:56:51
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On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 2:27 PM, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> wrote:
>> If you could gather more info on whether this logging catches the
>> problem cases you're seeing, that would really be the right test for the
>> patch's usefulness.  I'd give you solid 50/50 odds that you've correctly
>> diagnosed the issue, and knowing for sure would make advocating for this
>> logging a pretty easy sell to me at least.
> Well, I already resolved the issue through polling pg_locks.  The issue
> was IIT sessions which lasted up to an hour, which we fixed in the
> application, so I don't have the test case available anymore.  I'd have
> to generate a synthetic test case, and since I agree that a SQL-callable
> diagnostic is superior to logging, I don't think we should pursue the
> log levels further.

This is a great use case for user level tracing support. Add a probe
around these bits, and you can capture the information when you need

Robert Treat

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