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Bug ID16461
PG Version9.6.10
OSLinux - Ubuntu 14.04 - 64bit
Opened2020-05-25 19:54:39+00
Reported byMichael Schanne

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The following bug has been logged on the website:

Bug reference:      16461
Logged by:          Michael Schanne
Email address:      (redacted)
PostgreSQL version: 9.6.10
Operating system:   Linux - Ubuntu 14.04 - 64bit

I encountered a crash in the autovacuum process which caused all active
database sessions to be terminated.  The postgres log contained the

2020-05-22 06:51:11.371 UTC,,,4316,,5ec4fbd0.10dc,4,,2020-05-20 09:43:44
UTC,,0,LOG,00000,"server process (PID 28964) was terminated by signal 11:
Segmentation fault","Failed process was running: autovacuum: ANALYZE
2020-05-22 06:51:11.371 UTC,,,4316,,5ec4fbd0.10dc,5,,2020-05-20 09:43:44
UTC,,0,LOG,00000,"terminating any other active server
2020-05-22 06:51:11.610 UTC,,,4323,,5ec4fbd1.10e3,2,,2020-05-20 09:43:45
UTC,1/0,0,WARNING,57P02,"terminating connection because of crash of another
server process","The postmaster has commanded this server process to roll
back the current transaction and exit, because another server process exited
abnormally and possibly corrupted shared memory.","In a moment you should be
able to reconnect to the database and repeat your command.",,,,,,,""

I was able to obtain a core dump and extract the following backtrace:

Core was generated by `postgres: autovacuum worker process   postgres  '.
Program terminated with signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
#0  0x0000555c1183877b in pfree ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000555c1183877b in pfree ()
#1  0x0000555c1158e3e1 in ?? ()
#2  0x0000555c11590bb5 in ?? ()
#3  0x0000555c11591c8e in analyze_rel ()
#4  0x0000555c115ef796 in vacuum ()
#5  0x0000555c116a4606 in ?? ()
#6  0x0000555c116a4aa4 in ?? ()
#7  0x0000555c116a4b79 in StartAutoVacWorker ()
#8  0x0000555c116b285a in ?? ()
#9  <signal handler called>
#10 0x00007f2c09eda8f3 in select () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#11 0x0000555c11495fc4 in ?? ()
#12 0x0000555c116b381d in PostmasterMain ()
#13 0x0000555c11497772 in main ()

This is the schema of the table being analyzed:
    Column     |            Type             |                          
 colA          | integer                     |
 colB          | integer                     | not null default
 colC          | integer                     |
 colD          | json                        |
 colE          | integer                     |
 colF          | timestamp without time zone |
 colG          | integer                     |

I am currently using 9.6.10.  I realize this is a few versions off of the
latest 9.6.*, but I skimmed through the changelogs for later patch releases
and did not see any bugs that looked like they match this.

I attempted to reproduce the issue with a manual "ANALYZE" of the table in
question, but it did not segfault again.

Please let me know if there is any additional information I can provide for



2020-05-25 19:54:39+00PG Bug reporting formBUG #16461: Segfault in autovacuum process
2020-05-26 10:21:02+00David RowleyRe: BUG #16461: Segfault in autovacuum process