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Re: Postmaster will not restart

From: Mark J Hewitt <m(dot)hewitt(at)computer(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postmaster will not restart
Date: 2001-07-30 23:13:03
Message-ID: XFMail.20010731001303.m.hewitt@computer.org (view raw or flat)
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On 30-Jul-2001 Tom Lane wrote:

>> DEBUG:  database system was shut down at 2001-07-30 21:17:17 BST
>> DEBUG:  CheckPoint record at (0, 214140268)
>> DEBUG:  Redo record at (0, 214140268); Undo record at (0, 0); Shutdown
>> TRUE
>> DEBUG:  NextTransactionId: 221440; NextOid: 617393
>> FATAL 2:  ZeroFill(/work/database/postgres/pg_xlog/xlogtemp.449)
>> failed: No such file or directory
> 
> Looks to me like you have insufficient free space on your disk --- the
> code is trying to create another 16-MB WAL segment, and is failing,
> no doubt for lack of free space.  (Yes, the quoted kernel error message
> is incorrect ... that problem is patched in current sources.)

Embarassing, isn't it!  The disc space was being consumed by a transient
log file elsewhere on the same drive.  Thanks for the humane treatment 
of such a mundae problem!

-- 
Mark J Hewitt at home           E-Mail: Mark J Hewitt <m(dot)hewitt(at)computer(dot)org>
Date: 31-Jul-2001  Time: 00:09:44

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