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RE: timeouts connecting to pgsql database

Thanks Rob

Is there any other recommendation .. using log lets us recover quickly after
a server crash.

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Swindells <> 
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 3:15 PM
To: Derrick Lobo <>
Subject: Re: timeouts connecting to pgsql database

Derrick Lobo <> wrote:
>Robert Swindells <> wrote
>>Derrick Lobo <> wrote:
>>>Not sure if anyone else has experienced the below, postgres configs 
>>>can be shared if needed, we have a few database servers running on 
>>>7.12 and 9
>>>We recently noticed some problems with timeouts on some postgres 
>>>database servers. The machines don't appear to be heavily loaded, 
>>>although they are being used steadily. What we're seeing is that the
machine is working fine.
>>>No swapping, load average is below 1, and then it doesn't accept 
>>>database connections for about 10-20 seconds, and any queries on 
>>>active connections fail to return for that same time period. I tried 
>>>running these commands in a screen to get a better sense of the system
state when the problem occurs:
>>What filesystem options are you using for wherever the database files 
>>are located ? Are you using wapbl(4) ?
>Rw,log,noatime are the options used

Thought it might be.

I would not run a database on a filesystem with 'log' enabled, I think you
will find that the delay is when it is flushing the log to disk.

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