Hmm... a possible bug eh! I'll make sure that the log destination
doesn't fill again
This is what I have in the postgresql.conf file:
log_destination = 'stderr'
redirect_stderr = true
log_directory = '/opt/postgres/admin/log'
log_filename = 'PG-%Y-%m-%d_%H%M%S.log'
[mailto:pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Tom Lane
Sent: 13 October 2005 17:12
To: Nigel Bishop
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] DB Cluster hanging
Nigel Bishop <nigel(dot)bishop(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> Last night at 3am our Postgresql DB cluster hung. At the time data
> was being loaded. The parameter log_statement_stats in the
> postgresql.conf file was set to true. This was churning out data into
> the logfile which was switching every 10Mb. Eventually the partition
> where the logfiles are written to filled up - fair enough - this had
> been going on since about 5.30pm the previous evening and the logfiles
> were being generated at the rate of 4/5 a minute. The partition was
> cleared of old logs and I expected the DB to spring in to life, but no
> it just sat there. I could not connect with psql or pg_ctl to
> shutdown the cluster.
How was the logging being done exactly? syslog? redirect_stderr?
If redirect_stderr, this could well be a PG bug --- I kinda doubt
anyone has tested that scenario.
regards, tom lane
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