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From "Brad Nicholes" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Rotate logs based on file size...
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2002 19:22:05 GMT
I actually added this functionality to mod_log_config for Apache 1.3
since Apache 1.3 for NetWare had no other way to rotate logs.  The
RotateLogs executible would not work for us because of a lack of pipes
in the infrastructure that we were using at the time on our platform . 
But I ultimately had to remove it and create a NetWare specific module
for rotating logs because of objections.  I am  for adding this
functionality mod_log_config but I am sure there are others who have
reasons not to.


Brad Nicholes
Senior Software Engineer
Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net business solutions 

>>> Wednesday, June 12, 2002 12:55:50 PM >>>
Brad Nicholes wrote:

>    We have a requirement on NetWare to rotate the logs based on file
>size rather than on a rotation time.  This patch modifies rotatelogs
>accept either a rotation time or a file size parameter.  If a file
>is specified, it will automatically rotate the log when the actual
>size reaches the specified file size.  I would like to check this
>in if I can get enough votes.

Based on a quick read through the patch, +1.

BTW, does anyone have strong opinions for or against adding log
rotation logic to mod_log_config as an alternative to rotatelogs?
IMHO, it would be more efficient, and simpler for the server
administrator, to have some configuration options for mod_log_config
that would enable it to start writing a new log file at a specified
time interval or file size threshold.


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