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Re: BUG #5680: Failure to start: too many private dirs demanded

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alexey Parshin <alexeyp(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: BUG #5680: Failure to start: too many private dirs demanded
Date: 2010-09-28 22:10:33
Message-ID: 249.1285711833@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Alexey Parshin <alexeyp(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> And then found a link /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Australia to
> /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Australia. Clearly, this isn't PostgreSQL
> fault. Removing that link solved it. Thanks a lot.

Ah-hah.

> A simple suggestion that would help in diagnostics: A message like 'too many
> dir entries demanded' is more useful if the path in question is shown. For
> example, a message like:

> *Too many dir entries demanded. The path is
> "/usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Australia/Australia/Australia/Eucla"*

Hmm, not sure this sort of thing has ever come up before.  But certainly
we can expend a couple more bytes on that error message.  Done in HEAD.

			regards, tom lane

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