[pgpool-general: 2147] Re: read_startup_packet: incorrect packet length What does that mean?

Tatsuo Ishii ishii at postgresql.org
Sat Sep 21 12:41:28 JST 2013

> Dear all.
> I don't understand what I see in the log files. Following keeps happening
> all the time after I start pgpool:
> 2013-09-17 13:26:31 ERROR: pid 5697: read_startup_packet: incorrect packet
> length (983664419)

This definitely someone is trying to connect to pgpool. Typically some
HA software or load balancer which is doing healthchek.

> 2013-09-17 13:26:49 LOG:   pid 3608: do_child: failback event found. restart
> myself.

It seems failover happend. Do you notice it? If so, this is
normal. Otherwise, you need to show full log after restarting pgpool.
Tatsuo Ishii
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