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Re: rebellious postgres process

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Laszlo Nagy" <gandalf(at)shopzeus(dot)com>
Cc: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: rebellious postgres process
Date: 2008-11-04 18:03:30
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On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 8:48 AM, Laszlo Nagy <gandalf(at)shopzeus(dot)com> wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Huh, that's weird.  We've fixed some bugs in the past that led the stats
>> collector to consume excessive CPU --- but that was all pre-8.3.
> The server was rebooting intermittently, so we replaced the RAM (we got a
> kernel page fault). But it was a week ago. The server is now stable. But is
> it possible that somehow the file system became inconsistent, and that is
> causing an infinite loop in the stats collector? Just guessing.

Yes, you really can't trust any data that was written to the drives
while the bad memory was in place.

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