[rt-devel] cronmail: 'word is too long to be indexed'

Dominic Hargreaves dom at earth.li
Mon Sep 7 06:21:20 EDT 2015

This is a fairly common cronmail annoyance
(with RT 4.2.8-3+deb8u1 (Debian)):

[6576] [Thu Aug 27 07:20:02 2015] [warning]: NOTICE: word is too long to be indexed
DETAIL: Words longer than 2047 characters are ignored. (/usr/sbin/rt-fulltext-indexer-4:376)

This message comes from PostgreSQL when full-text indexing is enabled.
The options for squelching it seem to be:

1) Disable notices in the relevant queries: SET LOCAL client_min_messages TO WARNING
2) Disable notices for the whole sesion: SET SESSION client_min_messages TO WARNING; (probably easier, given the layers of abstraction
3) filter out this message (for example as in [1]), but this feels hacky.

I had a quick look at the built-in notices in PostgreSQL 9.4, and
couldn't see anything else that was likely to come up and warrant being
logged, so option 2) looks plausible, and is a trivial patch to



[1] <http://lists.bestpractical.com/pipermail/rt-users/2012-July/077363.html>

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