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postgresql cannot drop a table when autovacuum holds lock on it

Autovacuuming process holds RowExclusiveLock and ShareUpdateExclusiveLock on the table, which I want to drop. I read that autovacuum should be canceled automatically, when submitting DROP TABLE ...
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Improve performance on concurrent UPDATEs for a timestamp column in Postgres

I am using a timestamp column called updated_at for cache invalidation. More information on this particular technique here. The queries all have the same format UPDATE "managers" SET "updated_at" = ...
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Optimizing concurrent updates in Postgres

I'm running concurrent Postgres queries like this: UPDATE foo SET bar = bar + 1 WHERE baz = 1234 Each query affects the fixed K number of rows, and I can't find a way to enforce the order in which ...
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User locking tables without privileges [closed]

This is a restatement of a question asked on the GIS Stack Exchange here. Although it has GIS-specific elements it may be be a more general PostgreSQL effect. I have a PostgreSQL 8.4.4 database ...
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In what order does postgresql handle queries which have conflicting locks?

Let's say that I have a long running query SELECT and this query holds a AccessShareLock on a table. While this query is being processed a new query which needs a AccessExclusiveLock on the table ...
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PostgreSQL transaction locked database table: “idle in transaction”

I have a web application interacting with PostgreSQL (v8.4 & Centos Linux) which suddenly started locking some of the database's tables. Still have no idea what happened, since the code is not ...
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pessimistic locking and client death

We are considering pessimistic locking for our project (SELECT ... FOR UPDATE); as we are used to optimistic locking, we are afraid about the operation of the server being blocked on such a lock (lock ...
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Do isolation levels only apply to SELECTS and not UPDATES? [closed]

Scenario that might demonstrate different behavior for SELECTS depending on the isolation level: 1) 0:00 Thread A runs a query that returns 1000 rows that takes 5 minutes to complete 2) 0:02 Thread B ...
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drop postgres table with minimal locking

I'm trying to run the following Postgres migration script DROP TABLE some_table; DROP TABLE another_table; The problem is that this script causes excessive locking when run on the production ...
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Locking issue with concurrent DELETE / INSERT in PostgreSQL

This is pretty simple, but I'm baffled by what PG does (v9.0). We start with a simple table: CREATE TABLE test (id INT PRIMARY KEY); and a few rows: INSERT INTO TEST VALUES (1); INSERT INTO TEST ...