|The PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 3 - Server Administration Guide
by The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
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13.3 Viewing Locks
Another useful tool for monitoring database activity is the
pg_locks system table. It allows the
database administrator to view information about the outstanding
locks in the lock manager. For example, this capability can be used
- View all the locks currently outstanding, all the locks on relations in a particular database, all the locks on a particular relation, or all the locks held by a particular PostgreSQL session.
- Determine the relation in the current database with the most ungranted locks (which might be a source of contention among database clients).
- Determine the effect of lock contention on overall database performance, as well as the extent to which contention varies with overall database traffic.
Details of the
pg_locks view appear in
For more information on locking and managing concurrency with
PostgreSQL, refer to Volume 1A: 11 Concurrency Control.
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