I've found the following additional lines in postmaster.log
2005-12-08 15:42:02 ERROR: too many private dirs demanded
2005-12-08 15:42:03 ERROR: too many private dirs demanded
2005-12-08 15:42:04 PANIC: too many private files demanded
2005-12-08 15:42:04 CONTEXT: writing block 236 of relation
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual
Please contact the application's support team for more information.
2005-12-08 15:42:04 LOG: background writer process (PID 5748) was
terminated by signal 3
2005-12-08 15:42:04 LOG: terminating any other active server processes
2005-12-08 15:42:04 WARNING: terminating connection because of crash of
another server process
2005-12-08 15:42:04 DETAIL: The postmaster has commanded this server
process to roll back the current transaction and exit, because another
server process exited abnormally and possibly corrupted shared memory.
2005-12-08 15:42:04 HINT: In a moment you should be able to reconnect to
the database and repeat your command.
Hope this helps
Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
An: "Tom" <tom(dot)zschockelt(at)flender(dot)com>
Thema: Re: [BUGS] BUG #2099: too many private dirs ?
"Tom" <tom(dot)zschockelt(at)flender(dot)com> writes:
> we got the following error in our environment:
> 2005-12-08 13:43:04 ERROR: too many private dirs demanded
> 2005-12-08 13:43:04 ERROR: checkpoint request failed
> 2005-12-08 13:43:04 HINT: Consult the server log for details.
I can see a possible mechanism for this, but it requires assuming that
there have been repeated prior failures in the bgwriter/checkpointer.
What else is in the postmaster log?
regards, tom lane
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