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Out of disk space

2002-06-13 21:24:14+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Whoah! Came back from lunch and Flutterby was out of disk space. Not sure what was going on, but I have my suspicions about someone having a transaction open over some huge database operation... ("oh Toooooodd?"). (Don't take that as a direct accusation, I'm not sure yet what was going on [grin]). Anyway, we're back to a comfortable space on /var.

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#Comment made: 2002-06-14 06:38:16+00 by: anser


#Comment made: 2002-06-17 18:31:36+00 by: TC

Wasn't me boss? I'll check the logs but it smells like a memory leak thats chewing up swap space(is this dynamicaly set?) I have two wintnesses that can swear I was playing with my lil pony at the time of this incident.

#Comment made: 2002-06-17 18:38:15+00 by: Dan Lyke

Anser: Water|Nose>Keyboard

Todd: Might have been one of my cron jobs run away, it sure looked like some join gone horribly wrong in the PostgreSQL temporary files; maybe a join of something like "articles" against "users" and "topics" in a way that expanded to count(articles)*count(users)*count(topics). I shutdown PostgreSQL[Wiki], deleted a bunch of old Apache files to give it space to quit, restarted both, and things seemed okay. The shutdown took quite a while.

But we're groovy now.