On 2014-05-30 10:30:42 +0530, Amit Kapila wrote: > On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM, Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> > wrote: > > Hi, > > > > Since a64ca63e59c11d8fe6db24eee3d82b61db7c2c83 pg_sleep() uses > > WaitLatch() to wait. That's fine in itself. But > > procsignal_sigusr1_handler, which is used e.g. when resolving recovery > > conflicts, doesn't unconditionally do a SetLatch(). > > That means that we'll we'll currently not be able to cancel conflicting > > backends during recovery for 10min. Now, I don't think that'll happen > > too often in practice, but it's still annoying. > > How will such a situation occur, aren't we using pg_usleep during > RecoveryConflict functions > (ex. in ResolveRecoveryConflictWithVirtualXIDs)?
I am not sure what you mean. pg_sleep() is the SQL callable function, a different thing to pg_usleep(). The latter isn't interruptible on all platforms, but the sleep times should be short enough for that not to matter. I am pretty sure by now that the sane fix for this is to add a SetLatch() call to RecoveryConflictInterrupt(). All the signal handlers that deal with query cancelation et al. do so, so it seems right that RecoveryConflictInterrupt() does so as well. Greetings, Andres Freund -- Andres Freund http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers