[OpenAFS] Re: Proposed changes for server log rotation
Fri, 3 Dec 2010 11:11:49 -0600
On Thu, 02 Dec 2010 18:11:22 -0800
Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Andrew Deason <email@example.com> writes:
> > You just have to keep one extra copy uncompressed for it to work (or
> > that's the easiest way, anyway). Logrotate at least has an option for
> > this: delaycompress.
> But our log rotation software doesn't, and we're not going to switch
> to logrotate (which doesn't have the other features we want).
> I personally don't care, since we'll use syslog. But I don't think
> you want to assume logrotate capabilities. (If the user has
> logrotate, they have a working syslogd that's probably an even better
I'm not saying it will work in all situations; just that it's an
improvement over the existing logging mechanism that can be achieved
without changing the signal semantics. Like you said, we don't want to
implement a big featureful logging infrastructure. You want feature X,
go use syslog.
Considering I haven't heard much particularly loud yelling about the
inadequacies of the current logging system, I wouldn't be so concerned
about lacking such functionality.