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.
Ouch. > 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 EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers