2013/12/6 Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com>

> On 2013-12-06 07:22:27 +0100, Pavel Stehule wrote:
> > I have a report of critical bug (database is temporary unavailability ..
> > restart is necessary).
>
> > PostgreSQL 9.2.4,
> > 24 CPU
> > 140G RAM
> > SSD disc for all
> >
> >
> > Database is under high load. There is a few databases with very high
> number
> > of similar simple statements. When application produce higher load, then
> > number of active connection is increased to 300-600 about.
> >
> > In some moment starts described event - there is a minimal IO, all CPU
> are
> > on 100%.
> >
> > Perf result shows:
> >            354246.00 93.0% s_lock
> > /usr/lib/postgresql/9.2/bin/postgres
> >             10503.00  2.8% LWLockRelease
> >  /usr/lib/postgresql/9.2/bin/postgres
> >              8802.00  2.3% LWLockAcquire
>
> > We try to limit a connection to 300, but I am not sure if this issue is
> not
> > related to some Postgres bug.
>
> We've seen this issue repeatedly now. None of the times it turned out to
> be a bug, but just limitations in postgres' scalability. If you can I'd
> strongly suggest trying to get postgres binaries compiled with
> -fno-omit-frame-pointer installed to check which locks are actually
> conteded.
> My bet is BufMappingLock.
>
> There's a CF entry about changing our lwlock implementation to scale
> better...
>
>
one missing info - the customer's staff reduced shared buffers from 30G to
5G without success. A database is 20G about.

Regards

Pavel




> Greetings,
>
> Andres Freund
>
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