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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: Where can I find crash logs for couch?
Date Mon, 05 Apr 2010 20:00:44 GMT
How do you know that CouchDB is crashing? Is munin reporting a PID
change? If so, the Erlang VM can and will (by design) halt suddenly
without logging anything (and expect to be restarted by heart) in
which case there won't be anything logged.

On the other hand if its a non-sudden crash sometimes Erlang will log
a crash dump in the $CWD where the VM was started which would likely
be $PREFIX/var/lib if you're using the init.d style scripts.

Paul Davis

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Sean Clark Hess <> wrote:
> I only have couch.log in /usr/local/var/log/couchdb/ -- should there be
> something else? The crashes aren't showing up in the log. Maybe I need to
> edit my ini file or something?
> ~sean
> On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Paul Davis <>wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 8:39 AM, Sean Clark Hess <>
>> wrote:
>> > Couch keeps crashing and there is never any information in the log. Where
>> > does it put its crash logs?
>> >
>> Check $PREFIX/var/log/couchd/ where $PREFIX defaults to /usr/local
>> unless you changed it when you did a ./configure or installed from a
>> package manager. Packages generally use /usr.

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