Bug report #21324

qgis freezes when adding a postgres table that any other question is selecting from

Added by Axel H├Ârteborn over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Category:Data Provider/PostGIS
Affected QGIS version:3.4.4 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows x64 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:up/downstream
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:29142


I have rather big tables which I access with python scrips, pgadmin and QGIS, which works fairly well if I do it separably.

The problem occurs when I in pgadmin (or via Python and psycopg2) tries to execute a complex question that takes times and in the same time tries to add the table in QGIS. I can add other tables from the database, I can write question to the table (and get result) in the DB Manager etc. but QGIS appears to freeze when I add the table that involved in the question until the question is ready (or I cancel it) at that second is the layer stated to be loaded in QGIS.

The question which "takes time" is as simple as `select * from table_1 where st_intersects(column, st_geomfromtext('wktstring'))` and takes some time just since it is 100 million rows +


#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to up/downstream
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

This isn't a QGIS issue - you'll see the same behaviour if you open two instances of pgadmin and try the select in a second instance whilst a locking operation is underway in the first instance. You may have some luck by tweaking the db connection settings on the pg server to allow more simultaneous connections.

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