On Friday August 27 2004 3:49, Tom Lane wrote:
> A potential problem is what about size-driven rotation? If the hourly
> output exceeds log_rotation_size then you'd truncate and rewrite the
> current file, which is just exactly not what you want :-(. You could
> say that truncation occurs only at time-driven, not size-driven
> rotations, but that would effectively amount to saying that size-driven
> rotation is disabled, which I don't think I like ...
> One other thing I've been thinking of suggesting is that the
> next-rotation-target-time be rounded to an exact multiple of
> log_rotation_age. So for example if you set log_rotation_age = 60
> minutes then rotations will happen at the top of the hour no matter
> when the postmaster was started. The simplistic approach of doing
> this on the time_t value would mean that, say, age = 24*60 would give
> you rotations occurring at GMT midnight not local midnight, which isn't
> perfect but I'd say good enough. Again though, the interaction with
> size-driven rotation might need more thought.
Apache's rotatelogs works this way, and includes a UTC offset option, to
allow rotations at local midnight.
> Possibly you could fix the first issue if you did all this to the code
> and then used, say, log_filename "postgresql_%H:%M.log" with 60-minute
> rotation. You'd normally get only logfiles named after the top of the
> hour, but in an hour with unusually heavy log output you might get some
> additional files with intermediate %M values. Course that puts you back
> to needing a cron daemon to clean those up ...
Not that elegant, but pretty reasonable, I think. In the normal case of
logfiles under the maximum size, everything is cleaned up. If you bloat,
you have some clean-up to do, but easy enough with a cron job. We have
been operating ~40 clusters this way for a couple years now with a modified
Apache rotatelogs (w/truncate option) and a cron to clean-up too-old
logfiles. It has pretty much eliminated our disk-full crises from DB logs.
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