Re: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock

От: Matthew Spilich
Тема: Re: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock
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Ответ на: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  (Matthew Spilich)
Ответы: Re: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  (Pavy Philippe)
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Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  (Matthew Spilich, )
 Re: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  (Ray Stell, )
  RE : Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  (Pavy Philippe, )
 Re: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  (Matthew Spilich, )
  Re: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  (Pavy Philippe, )
   Re: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  ("Gudmundsson Martin (mg)", )
   Re: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  (Matthew Spilich, )
    Re: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  (Matheus de Oliveira, )
 Re: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  (Emre Hasegeli, )
 Re: Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock  (Takashi Horikawa, )

Thanks all:

Ray:  Thanks, we started to look at the hardware/firmware, but didn't get to the the level of detail or running sar.
Iwill probably collect more detail in this area if I continue to see issues. 

Pavy - I hope that you are right that the hugepage setting is the issue.   I was under the impression that I had it
disabledalready because this has been an known issue for us in the past, but it turns out this was not the case for
thisserver in question.   I have disabled it at this time, but it will take a few days of running without issue before
Iam comfortable declaring that this is the solution.   Can you elaborate on the change you mention to "upgrade the
semaphoreconfiguration"?   I think this is not something I have looked at before. 

Ashutosh - Thanks for the reply, I started to do that at first.   I turned on log_statement=all for a few hours and I
generateda few GB of log file, and I didn't want to leave it running in that state for too long because the issue
happensevery few days, and not on any regular schedule, so I reverted that after collecting a few GB of detail in the
pglog.   What I'm doing now to sample every few seconds is I think giving me a decent picture of what is going on with
theincident occurs and is a level of data collection that I am more comfortable will not impact operations.  I am also
loggingat the level of 'mod' and all duration > 500ms.   I don't see that large write operations are a contributing
factorleading up to these incidents. 

I'm hoping that disabling the hugepage setting will be the solution to this.  I'll check back in a day or two with


From: Pavy Philippe []
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:45 PM
To: Ray Stell; Matthew Spilich
Subject: RE : [PERFORM] Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock


Recently I have a similar problem. The first symptom was a freeze of the connection and 100% of CPU SYS during 2 et 10
minutes,1 or 2 times per day. 
Connection impossible, slow query. The strace on one backend show a very long system call on semop().
We have a node with 48 cores dans 128 Go of memory.

We have disable the hugepage and upgrade the semaphore configuration, and since that time, we no longer have any
problemof freeze on our instance. 

Can you check the hugepage and semaphore configuration on our node ?

I am interested in this case, so do not hesitate to let me make a comeback. Thanks.

excuse me for my bad english !!!

De :  [] de la part de Ray Stell
Date d'envoi : mardi 25 mars 2014 18:17
À : Matthew Spilich
Cc : 
Objet : Re: [PERFORM] Stalls on PGSemaphoreLock

On Mar 25, 2014, at 8:46 AM, Matthew Spilich wrote:

The symptom:   The database machine (running postgres 9.1.9 on CentOS 6.4) is running a low utilization most of the
time,but once every day or two, it will appear to slow down to the point where queries back up and clients are unable
toconnect.  Once this event occurs, there are lots of concurrent queries, I see slow queries appear in the logs, but
theredoesn't appear to be anything abnormal that I have been able to see that causes this behavior. 
Has any on the forum seen something similar?   Any suggestions on what to look at next?    If it is helpful to describe
theserver hardware, it's got 2 E5-2670 cpu and 256 GB of ram, and the database is hosted on 1.6TB raid 10 local storage
(15K300 GB drives). 

I could be way off here, but years ago I experienced something like this (in oracle land) and after some stressful
chasing,the marginal failure of the raid controller revealed itself.  Same kind of event, steady traffic and then some
i/owould not complete and normal ops would stack up.  Anyway, what you report reminded me of that event.  The E5 is a
fewyears old, I wonder if the raid controller firmware needs a patch?  I suppose a marginal power supply might cause a
similar"hang."  Anyway, marginal failures are very painful.  Have you checked sar or OS logging at event time? 

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