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Re: System Logs filling up with gunk

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: ozzzy(at)yknet(dot)yk(dot)ca, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: System Logs filling up with gunk
Date: 2001-06-04 14:05:59
Message-ID: 29434.991663559@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
>> I'm running PG 6.5.3 on RedHat 6.0 with a 2.2.17 kernel:
>> My /var/log/messages is filling up with the following.....
>> 
>> Jun  3 04:06:23 ozzzy PAM_pwdb[5766]: (su) session opened for user postgres by (uid=0)
>> Jun  3 04:06:23 ozzzy PAM_pwdb[5766]: (su) session closed for user postgres
>> Jun  3 04:06:23 ozzzy init: Id "pg" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

> It's not a good idea to launch the postmaster through init(tab).

But it should *work*, though.  All we can guess from the above is that
inittab is trying to start postgres via "su postgres ...", and that that
script is failing.  No info here as to why ... but it'd likely still
fail if invoked from someplace else.

			regards, tom lane

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