Josh Berkus wrote:
> Basically, vacuuming of a table which normally takes about 20 minutes
> interactively with vacuum_cost_delay set to 20 had not completed after
> 14 hours. When I trussed it, I saw activity which indicated to me that
> autovacuum was doing a pollsys, presumably for cost_limit, every data page.
> Autovacuum was running with vacuum_cost_limit = 200 and
> autovacuum_vacuum_cost_delay = 20, which I believe is the default for 8.3.
> Truss output:
> pollsys(0xFFFFFD7FFFDF83E0, 0, 0xFFFFFD7FFFDF8470, 0x00000000) = 0
So what is it polling? Please try "truss -v pollsys"; is there a way in
Solaris to report what each file descriptor is pointing to? (In linux
I'd look at /proc/<pid>/fd)
We don't call pollsys anywhere. Something in Solaris must be doing it
under the hood.
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