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Re: Our poll() based WaitLatch implementation is broken

From: Peter Geoghegan <peter(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: PG Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Our poll() based WaitLatch implementation is broken
Date: 2012-01-15 08:25:46
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On 15 January 2012 07:26, Peter Geoghegan <peter(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
> Build Postgres master, on Linux or another platform that will use the
> poll() implementation rather than the older select(). Send the
> Postmaster SIGKILL. Observe that the WAL Writer lives on, representing
> a denial of service as it stays attached to shared memory, busy
> waiting (evident from the fact that it quickly leaks memory).

Correction: The CPU usage % approaches 100.

Peter Geoghegan
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training and Services

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