On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 4:42 PM, Dmitry Vasilyev <d.vasil...@postgrespro.ru>
> Hello, Amit!
> On Пн, 2015-10-12 at 11:25 +0530, Amit Kapila wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 9:12 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> > Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> writes:
> > > On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> > >> I'm a bit suspicious that we may have leaked a handle to the shared
> > >> memory block someplace, for example. That would explain why this
> > >> symptom is visible now when it was not in 2009. Or maybe it's
> > >> on some feature that we didn't test back then --- for instance, if
> > >> the logging collector is in use, could it have inherited a handle and
> > >> not closed it?
> > > Even if we leaked it, it should go away when the other processes died.
> > I'm fairly certain that we do not kill/restart the logging collector
> > during a database restart (because it's impossible to reproduce the
> > original stderr destination if we do).
> True and it seems this is the reason for issue we are discussing here.
> The reason why this happens is that during creation of shared memory
> (PGSharedMemoryCreate()), we duplicate the handle such that it
> become inheritable by all child processes. Then during fork
> (syslogger_forkexec()->postmaster_forkexec()->internal_forkexec) we
> always inherit the handles which causes syslogger to get a copy of
> shared memory handle which it neither uses and nor closes it.
> I could easily reproduce the issue if logging collector is on and even if
> we try to increase the loop count or sleep time in PGSharedMemoryCreate(),
> it doesn't change the situation as the syslogger has a valid handle to
> shared memory. One way to fix is to just close the shared memory handle
> in sys logger as we are not going to need it and attached patch which does
> this fixes the issue for me. Another invasive fix in case we want to
> retain shared memory handle for some purpose (future requirement) could
> be to send some signal to syslogger in restart path so that it can release
> the shared memory handle.
> With Regards,
> Amit Kapila.
> EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
> Specified patch with "ifdef WIN32" is working for me. Maybe it’s necessary
> to check open handlers from replication for example?
Assuming the problem will be fixed, should we release Beta2 soon ?
> Dmitry Vasilyev
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