[pydotorg-www] Truncating Moin log files

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Thu Aug 12 01:08:01 CEST 2010

On Wednesday 11 August 2010 23:52:52 Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> I just rotated event-log and edit-log of the main instance;
> event-log had grown to 2.5GB. When it was previously rotated
> (about a year ago), it had 2.3GB.
> AFAIK, these log files are only consulted for management pages.
> If anybody needs data in them, or thinks I should prepend some
> tail of the old data to the new file, please let me know.
> One consequence is that the RecentChanges file is empty at
> the moment.

The following page may have some relevant recommendations:


I imagine that the costly statistics operations could be restricted in case 
someone needs them. For example, the very expensive PageHits page provides 
quite interesting information about what people are looking at, but the 
average robot (if not already forbidden) doesn't need to get at it.

There's a mention of timing.log which appears to be documented here:


Maybe that might indicate the nature of the problem.


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