Alban Hertroys | 1 Dec 11:29 2009

Re: WARNING: worker took too long to start; cancelled on VACCUM ANALYZE

On 1 Dec 2009, at 11:00, <A.Bhattacharya <at>> <A.Bhattacharya <at>> wrote:

> Hi All, 
> I am facing the below error when executing "VACCUM ANALYZE" on the
> several tables and also the entire PostgreSQL database hanging up and
> not responding.
> WARNING:  worker took too long to start; cancelled
> I have disabled my AV and I have the modified the below parameters in

If I recall correctly Windows doesn't have sockets so the connection is made using the loopback device.
Maybe the worker process isn't allowed to connect and after a while it times out trying?

If it's not that, there is a good chance that your AV software installed all kinds of hooks that can subtly
change the behaviour of system functions. If that's the case disabling it is not enough, you should try to
uninstall it and hope it removes all the hooks.

Alban Hertroys

If you can't see the forest for the trees,
cut the trees and you'll see there is no forest.



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