[OpenAFS] Proposed changes for server log rotation

chas williams - CONTRACTOR chas@cmf.nrl.navy.mil
Thu, 2 Dec 2010 14:39:35 -0500

On Thu, 02 Dec 2010 13:50:36 -0500
Michael Meffie <mmeffie@sinenomine.net> wrote:

> I propose in some future release of openafs this behavior be
> deprecated and, by default, the server would simply append to the
> already existing log file on startup. Also, each server would handle
> the HUP signal to (at least) reopen the log file when it is rotated
> by an external tool such as logrotate. A .pid file for each server
> process would be created to allow the log rotate tool to signal the
> server processes to reopen log files after rotating the log files.

could the afs servers optionally use the existing syslog mechanism.
this would allow for a couple other things, like centralized logging.