Rod Taylor
On Mon, 2004-02-16 at 13:03, Tom Lane wrote:
Rod Taylor <> writes:
The real question is why does DROP INDEX take more than a couple
seconds to complete? It is not held up by locked.
AFAICS it shouldn't take any time to complete. I think you're
and it is blocking on a lock (it will want exclusive lock on the
Everyone else will then queue up behind it.
I not convinced it is waiting on a lock. The queries on that table are
very short (couple of milliseconds) -- but there are a ton of them. All
backends appear to be idle (pg_stat_activity with command shown) when we
start the drop and shortly after huge backups occur.
Could it be waiting on a lock held on something other than the target
table itself?

A system catalog table, either for access right or optimization? Maybe
the drop index lock is the same as the drop table lock (and perhaps it
shouldn't be).

May not be the case...but the answer should be interesting.

Hope it helps, Simon Riggs

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