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Re: pgAdminIII and the LogFile - useless for debugging

From: Jean-Marie Arsac <jmarsac(at)atsat(dot)com>
To: Scott Chapman <chappie(at)mischko(dot)com>
Cc: pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgAdminIII and the LogFile - useless for debugging
Date: 2005-03-02 09:24:03
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Scott Chapman a écrit :

> pgAdminIII 1.2.0 PostgreSQL 8.0
>
> I moved over from Linux to do some work with Pg on Windows.  Windows 
> doesn't have a "tail" command unless you use cygwin tail it from there.
>
> So, I was quite happy to see the Tools->Server Status->LogFile option 
> in pgAdminIII.
>
> The first thing I noticed is that it doesn't "tail".  The scroll bar 
> stays where it was an you move it manually.  That's something I can 
> live with but I'd love to see it able to put the latest queries on top 
> or scroll the bar and allow you to scroll back to get into the history 
> buffer.
>
> Anyway, I turned my logging level to LOG and my log_statement to all 
> so I can see what is actually being SELECTED.  This is a great way to 
> debug your web application in my experience.  Imagine my 
> disappointment when the log file started filling up with this junk:
>
> 2005-03-01 17:39:04 LOG:  statement: SELECT pg_file_length('C:/Program 
> Files/PostgreSQL/8.0/data/pg_log/postgresql-2005-03-01_173622.log') AS 
> len
> 2005-03-01 17:39:04 LOG:  statement: SELECT len FROM pg_file_stat($1) 
> AS s(len int8, c timestamp, a timestamp, m timestamp, i bool)
> 2005-03-01 17:39:04 CONTEXT:  SQL function "pg_file_length" during 
> inlining
>
> ...making it virtually completely useless.
>
> PgAdmin needs to find another way to get the log file length besides a 
> SQL query to the database!  I'm off to deal with cygwin now.  :(
>
> Is this the place to put in enhancement requests/bug notices?
>
> Cordially,
> Scott
>
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