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Re: Log rotation?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Ian Lance Taylor <ian(at)airs(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Log rotation?
Date: 2001-09-06 04:04:14
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Ian Lance Taylor <ian(at)airs(dot)com> writes:
> Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
>>> And no, "use syslog" doesn't count.
>> Why not?

> The standard implementations of syslog lose log entries under heavy
> load,

Okay, that's a sufficient answer for that point.

> (My personal preference these days is an approach like DJB's
> daemontools, which separates the handling of log entries from the
> program doing the logging.)

That still leads back to my first question, which is whether we can't
rely on someone else's logrotation code.

			regards, tom lane

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