Folks, I have been dealing with locking issues and RelStorage for the past few days, and want to verify what I believe is a bug: without RELSTORAGE_ABORT_EARLY set in environment, tpc_vote() could potentially leave an ILocker adapter setting an RDBMS table lock (originally set in either tpc_begin() or in _prepare_tid()) that does not get removed.
The PostgreSQLLocker.hold_commit_lock() will get called successfully on one thread/transaction (that likely suffers a ConflictError sometime after tpc_begin()), but all other threads committing will get stuck on statement execution , up to the point where (in my case) all Zope2 threads on all instances are stuck there. While I have implemented commit-lock-timeout for PostgreSQL 9.3+ in a fork of RelStorage , this does not alleviate the issue of a ConflictError in tpc_vote() neglecting to remove the RDBMS lock (unless tpc_abort() is called on exception by tpc_vote()). In other words, I think (unless I misunderstand) is a tpc_vote() scenario in which ILocker adapter release_commit_locker() methods are never called . Right now I am working around this by setting RELSTORAGE_ABORT_EARLY -- but I was under the impression that this is only intended for testing purposes. Thoughts? Sean  Call stack via SIGUSR1 to an instance: http://pastie.org/9400704  https://github.com/upiq/relstorage/commit/6ac7bf31ce3491ff87f5c138c892c0c0906c12ac  https://github.com/zodb/relstorage/blob/master/relstorage/storage.py#L837 _______________________________________________ For more information about ZODB, see http://zodb.org/ ZODB-Dev mailing list - ZODB-Dev@zope.org https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zodb-dev