On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 2:47 PM, Jan Wieck <j...@wi3ck.info> wrote: > On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 3:29 PM, Merlin Moncure <mmonc...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> I've noticed that pl/pgsql functions/do commands do not behave well >> when the statement resolves and frees memory. To be clear: >> >> FOR i in 1..1000000 >> LOOP >> INSERT INTO foo VALUES (i); >> END LOOP; >> >> ...runs just fine while >> >> BEGIN >> INSERT INTO foo VALUES (1); >> INSERT INTO foo VALUES (2); >> ... >> INSERT INTO foo VALUES (1000000); >> END; > > > This sounds very much like what led to commit > 25c539233044c235e97fd7c9dc600fb5f08fe065. > > It seems that patch was only applied to master and never backpatched to 9.5 > or earlier.
You're right; thanks (my bad for missing that). For those following along, the case that turned this up was: DO <create temp table stuff> <insert into stuff> ...; Where the insertion step was a large number of standalone insert statements. (temp table creation isn't necessary to turn up this bug, but it's a common pattern when sending batch updates to a server). For those following along, the workaround I recommend would be to do this: do $d$ begin <create temp table stuff> create function doit() returns void as $$ <insert into stuff> $$ language sql; perform doit(); end; $d$; BTW, while the fix does address the cleanup performance issue, it's still the case that anonymous code blocks burn up lots of resident memory (my 315k example I tested with ate around 8gb IIRC) when run like this. My question is, if the pl/pgsql code block is anonymous and not in some kind of a loop, why bother caching the plan at all? merlin -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers