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pg_pconnectAbre uma conexão PostgreSQL persistente


pg_pconnect(string $connection_string): int

pg_pconnect() abre uma conexão a um banco de dados PostgreSQL. Retorna um recurso (resource) de conexão que é necessário para outras funções PostgreSQL.

Para uma descrição do parâmetro connection_string veja pg_connect().

Para habilitar uma conexão persistente, a diretiva pgsql.allow_persistent do php.ini deve ser definida como "On" (que é o padrão). O número máximo de conexões persistentes pode ser definida com a diretiva pgsql.max_persistent do php.ini (o padrão é -1 para sem limite). O número total de conexões pode ser definido com a diretiva pgsql.max_links do php.ini.

pg_close() não fechará links persistentes gerados por pg_pconnect().

Veja também pg_connect() e a seção sobre Conexões Persistentes para maiores informações.

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User Contributed Notes 7 notes

13 years ago
You should not use pg_pconnect - it's broken. It will work but it doesn't really pool, and it's behaviour is unpredictable. It will only make you rise the max_connections parameter in postgresql.conf file until you run out of resources (which will slow your database down).

If you have many concurrent connections to your database, you should use the PostgreSQL connection pooler PgBouncer (developed by the Skype-team). When using pgbouncer, make sure you use pg_connect and NOT pg_pconnect. Also, make sure you close your connections with pg_close.

* PGBouncer homepage:

* PostgreSQL pooling article by
Dennis Fogg
14 years ago
As of Aug 2007, some suggestions from the postgresql forums
on pg_pconnect(), faster postgres connections, and connection pooling:


Good details:
garrett at bgb dot cc
20 years ago
If a transaction is in progress when page processing ends, is it aborted before the connection placed bak in the pool? Or is the connection added "as is"?

It would seem that the correct thing to do is to always 'ABORT' before adding to the pool.

As a note, this would be a good time to check and see if the connection is still open before readding it. Thus allowing closed connections to be cleaned up over time, instead of hanging around for ever as they do now.
Spiros Ioannou
19 years ago
Instead of reducing MaxClients in apache you may try to
reduce pgsql.max_links in php to at least the number of
postmasters. It should work and leave
you with more available httpds for static html pages.
raggaflo at libertysurf dot fr
20 years ago
Be careful when using Apache/PHP dynamic module/PostgreSQL :
in httpd.conf (Apache conf) default MaxClients is 150, whereas default PG's max_connections is 32 which is much fewer than 150. You have to set max_connections to at least MaxClients (and pg's shared_buffers to 2*max_connections at least) to avoid PG's errors with pg_pconnect like : "Sorry, too many clients already connected"
etsysx dot i dot hate dot spam at teleline dot es
20 years ago
To setup a high availability server with apache as a static module and postgreSQL, change httpd.conf and set MaxClients to less than max postgreSQL simultaneous connections (like 32 or 64).
This way pg_pconnect will allways return a valid handle under heavy traffic or under a request flow attack without wasting resources and without connection problems.
ts at dev dot websafe dot pl
14 years ago
// Using pg_pconnect in a class.
// Why this? Because the manual says:
//   If a second call is made to pg_pconnect() with the same
//   connection_string as an existing connection, the existing
//   connection will be returned unless you pass
//   PGSQL_CONNECT_FORCE_NEW as connect_type.
// This is not always true.
* MyClassA creates a postgresql connection using pg_pconnect
* and stores the resulting resource id to $this->conn
class MyClassA
$this->conn =
                or die(

// Showing current php.ini settings to be sure
// that persistent connections s  are allowed.
// -1 means 'unlimited'
echo '<br>pgsql.allow_persistent: ' . ini_get('pgsql.allow_persistent');
'<br>pgsql.max_persistent: ' . ini_get('pgsql.max_persistent');
'<br>pgsql.max_links: ' . ini_get('pgsql.max_links');

// setting one custom connection string for all objects
// (modify $connection_string to fit your needs)
$connection_string =
'host=localhost port=5432' .
' dbname=test user=test password=test';

// Creating 10 MyClassA objects using the same $connection_string
$objArr = Array();
for (
$i = 0; $i < 10; $i++)
$objArr[] = new MyClassA($connection_string);

// Human readable result:
foreach($objArr as $id => $object)
'%s: Object %s: using db %s<br>',
get_class($object), $id, $object->conn

/* ------------------------------------------------------------- */
// The result
// pgsql.allow_persistent: 1
// pgsql.max_persistent: -1
// pgsql.max_links: -1
// MyClassA: Object 0: using db Resource id #2
// MyClassA: Object 1: using db Resource id #3
// MyClassA: Object 2: using db Resource id #4
// MyClassA: Object 3: using db Resource id #5
// MyClassA: Object 4: using db Resource id #6
// MyClassA: Object 5: using db Resource id #7
// MyClassA: Object 6: using db Resource id #8
// MyClassA: Object 7: using db Resource id #9
// MyClassA: Object 8: using db Resource id #10
// MyClassA: Object 9: using db Resource id #11
/* ------------------------------------------------------------- */
// Each MyClassA object will use its _own_ database Resource id
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