On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 1:52 PM, Julien Rouhaud
<julien.rouh...@dalibo.com> wrote:
> While investigating on a bloat issue with a colleague, we found that if
> a bgworker executes some queries with SPI, the statistic changes will
> never be reported, since pgstat_report_stat() is only called in regular
> backends.
> In our case, the bgworker is the only process inserting and deleting a
> large amount of data on some tables, so the autovacuum never tried to do
> any maintenance on these tables.


> Should a bgworker modifing data have to call pgstat_report_stat() to
> avoid this problem? I don't find any documentation suggesting it, and it
> seems that worker_spi (used as a template for this bgworker and I
> suppose a lot of other one) is also affected.

That certainly seems like the simplest fix.  Not sure if there's a better one.

Robert Haas
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