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Bug ID15455
PG Version9.6.10
OSUbuntu 16
Opened2018-10-23 16:04:55+00
Reported byAndrea Ferranti
StatusNew

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The following bug has been logged on the website:

Bug reference:      15455
Logged by:          Andrea Ferranti
Email address:      (redacted)
PostgreSQL version: 9.6.10
Operating system:   Ubuntu 16
Description:        

Dear all, 
We have experienced a strange behaviour on PostgreSQL 9.6.10. 
(for privacy reason I cannot copy the exact query and data on which query
are performed). 

We have a series of query that move data from a table to another by using
the following logic.

create table A;
insert data into A from B;
<insert remaining data into A from B>;
drop B;
rename A to B;

the <insert remaining data into A from B> step has the following logic:

INSERT INTO A SELECT X 
FROM B DEST_TABLE JOIN (
     SELECT --- 
     FROM B SOURCE_TABLE) 
     SOURCE_TABLE
     ON SOURCE_TABLE.S0 = DEST_TABLE.
     AND SOURCE_TABLE.S1 = DEST_TABLE.

the last query doesn't terminate. 
In particular, we have found that the inner select  (...FROM A JOIN B...)
generate a series of lseek as following.

(we have execute a strace of posgtreSQL process)

gettimeofday({1540302906, 733829}, NULL) = 0
epoll_wait(40<anon_inode:[eventpoll]>, {}, 1, 1802) = 0
close(40<anon_inode:[eventpoll]>)       = 0
gettimeofday({1540302908, 538020}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1540302908, 538120}, NULL) = 0
write(2</var/log/postgresql/postgresql-9.6-main.log>, "[2018-10-23 13:55:08
UTC]:127.0."..., 321) = 321
gettimeofday({1540302908, 538310}, NULL) = 0
sendto(10,
"\2\0\0\0x\1\0\0\356\330\254\0\3\0\0\0\2\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0"...,
376, 0, NULL, 0) = 376
gettimeofday({1540302908, 538477}, NULL) = 0
sendto(11,
"\27\3\3\0Y\326\231\n\324\212\351W\26\311\363\t\316&\214\223\237\301o\30\361\0347\242\365\264-'"...,
94, 0, NULL, 0) = 94
recvfrom(11, 0x7fe363a94913, 5, 0, 0, 0) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily
unavailable)
epoll_wait(3<anon_inode:[eventpoll]>, {{EPOLLIN, {u32=1671705328,
u64=140614606009072}}}, 1, -1) = 1
recvfrom(11, "\27\3\3\0\210", 5, 0, NULL, NULL) = 5
recvfrom(11,
"\326\264\345\323\r\334\213\265\362_`\vC\347H\10P\375\33\255\37\317\317m\211\211T\17\221\361gg"...,
136, 0, NULL, NULL) = 136
gettimeofday({1540302908, 539005}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1540302908, 539076}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1540302908, 539146}, NULL) = 0
setitimer(ITIMER_REAL, {it_interval={0, 0}, it_value={21600, 0}}, NULL) =
0
lseek(23</data2/postgresql/9.6/main/base/11327726/11357540>, 0, SEEK_END) =
193478656
lseek(35</data2/postgresql/9.6/main/base/11327726/11357546>, 0, SEEK_END) =
197910528
lseek(23</data2/postgresql/9.6/main/base/11327726/11357540>, 0, SEEK_END) =
193478656
lseek(35</data2/postgresql/9.6/main/base/11327726/11357546>, 0, SEEK_END) =
197910528
lseek(35</data2/postgresql/9.6/main/base/11327726/11357546>, 0, SEEK_END) =
197910528
lseek(35</data2/postgresql/9.6/main/base/11327726/11357546>, 0, SEEK_END) =
197910528
......
......
......

where 197910528 is the table A!.

by adding a "sleep" of 30 seconds before the <insert remaining data into A
from B>;  everything works and following is the strace of the correct
process:

gettimeofday({1540302790, 333762}, NULL) = 0
epoll_wait(39<anon_inode:[eventpoll]>, {}, 1, 23861) = 0
close(39<anon_inode:[eventpoll]>)       = 0
gettimeofday({1540302814, 219009}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1540302814, 219126}, NULL) = 0
write(2</var/log/postgresql/postgresql-9.6-main.log>, "[2018-10-23 13:53:34
UTC]:127.0."..., 323) = 323
gettimeofday({1540302814, 219339}, NULL) = 0
sendto(10,
"\2\0\0\0\250\3\0\0\356\330\254\0\10\0\0\0\2\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0"...,
936, 0, NULL, 0) = 936
sendto(10,
"\2\0\0\0\230\0\0\0\356\330\254\0\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0"...,
152, 0, NULL, 0) = 152
gettimeofday({1540302814, 219572}, NULL) = 0
sendto(11,
"\27\3\3\0Y\326\231\n\324\212\351W\3T\26F\366\3344\"[\375\0262w\2120\33\256QY\375"...,
94, 0, NULL, 0) = 94
recvfrom(11, 0x7fe363a94913, 5, 0, 0, 0) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily
unavailable)
epoll_wait(3<anon_inode:[eventpoll]>, {{EPOLLIN, {u32=1671705328,
u64=140614606009072}}}, 1, -1) = 1
recvfrom(11, "\27\3\3\0\210", 5, 0, NULL, NULL) = 5
recvfrom(11,
"\326\264\345\323\r\334\213\243\207\216\321\30\225\33\"&\20\313\330\252\32g\r\217j\22i\244\373\321\0210"...,
136, 0, NULL, NULL) = 136
gettimeofday({1540302814, 221199}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1540302814, 221267}, NULL) = 0
close(23</data2/postgresql/9.6/main/base/11327726/11357519>) = 0
gettimeofday({1540302814, 221434}, NULL) = 0
setitimer(ITIMER_REAL, {it_interval={0, 0}, it_value={21600, 0}}, NULL) =
0
open("base/11327726/11357519", O_RDWR)  = 23
lseek(23</data2/postgresql/9.6/main/base/11327726/11357519>, 0, SEEK_END) =
193478656
lseek(34</data2/postgresql/9.6/main/base/11327726/11357525>, 0, SEEK_END) =
197910528
lseek(23</data2/postgresql/9.6/main/base/11327726/11357519>, 0, SEEK_END) =
193478656
lseek(34</data2/postgresql/9.6/main/base/11327726/11357525>, 0, SEEK_END) =
197910528
gettimeofday({1540302814, 313434}, NULL) = 0
write(2</var/log/postgresql/postgresql-9.6-main.log>, "[2018-10-23 13:53:34
UTC]:127.0."..., 406) = 406
gettimeofday({1540302814, 313683}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1540302814, 313757}, NULL) = 0
sendto(11,
"\27\3\3\0N\326\231\n\324\212\351W\4\253\271:\215\321\253\307S\224\344tS>\16\225\222UYc"...,
83, 0, NULL, 0) = 83
recvfrom(11, 0x7fe363a94913, 5, 0, 0, 0) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily
unavailable)
epoll_wait(3<anon_inode:[eventpoll]>,  <detached ...>


What's the cause of this strange behaviour? What we can do?

Messages

DateAuthorSubject
2018-10-23 16:04:55+00=?utf-8?q?PG_Bug_reporting_form?=BUG #15455: Endless lseek
2018-10-24 05:44:29+00Dilip KumarRe: BUG #15455: Endless lseek
2018-10-24 08:31:36+00Andres FreundRe: BUG #15455: Endless lseek
2018-10-24 09:39:19+00"Ferranti, Andrea"Re: BUG #15455: Endless lseek