On 07/10/2012 01:08 PM, Arnold, Sandra wrote:
> I am trying to find out what PostgreSQL does when it cannot write to its
> SYSLOG file, whether it is permissions or the file system where the log
> resides is full is the problem.
PostgreSQL doesn't write to a SYSLOG file. It sends it to the syslog
daemon. (if you are indeed using syslog)
> Does PostgreSQL stall, does it rollback
> the transaction it cannot log to the SYSLOG, or does it continue on as
> if there is not an issue?
This is a non-issue in terms of transactions and operations.
> I am writing Security controls and since I am
> using the SYSLOG for auditing purposes and I need to document what
> happens in case there was a failure in writing to the SYSLOG. For
> instance, Oracle rollbacks any transactions that are being audited it
> cannot write to its audit logs. Just want to know what PostgreSQL does.
You should probably look at tablelog for auditing. It automates it.
Syslog is not really a good way to handle that.
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