Nowadays to analyze logs and provide insights, the more common tool to use
pgfouine, which does an excellent job. But there has been some
improvements in logs capabilities that we’re not benefiting from yet, and
I’m thinking about the
CSV log format.
So the idea would be to turn
pgfouine into a set of
SQL queries against the
logs themselves once imported into the database. Wait. What about having our
next PostgreSQL version, which is meant (I believe) to include CSV support
SQL/MED, to directly expose its logs as a system view?
A good thing would be to expose that as a ddl-partitioned table following
the log rotation scheme as setup in
postgresql.conf, or maybe given in some
sort of a setup, in order to support
logrotate users. At least some
facilities to do that would be welcome, and I’m not sure plain
that when it comes to
Then all that remains to be done is a set of
SQL queries and some static or
dynamic application to derive reports from there.
This is yet again an idea I have in mind but don’t have currently time to explore myself, so I talk about it here in the hope that others will share the interest. Of course, now that I work at 2ndQuadrant, you can make it so that we consider the idea in more details, up to implementing and contributing it!