Andrew Dunstan <> writes:
> I have confirmed on jacana Petr's observation that adding a timeout to
> the WaitLatchOrSocket cures the problem.

Does anyone have a theory as to why that cures the problem?

What length of timeout is being suggested here?  Would a long timeout
perhaps create a performance issue?  That is, I'm wondering if the
wait actually sleeps to the end of the timeout in the problem case(s).

                        regards, tom lane

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