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From Bill Davidson <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] montly log rotation
Date Wed, 25 Feb 2009 20:03:40 GMT
André Warnier wrote:
> Under Linux, there is also a utility called "logrotate" (a separate 
> program which will run from time to time under cron, and rotate a choice 
> of logfiles, dictated by its configuration files).
> We use it on all our Apache2 sites, works very nicely.

I've been looking into this for httpd that is in front of Tomcat via
mod_jk.  One thing that concerns me is that in order to get httpd to start
using the new log, you need to send a SIGHUP signal to the httpd process.
That worries me in terms of sessions since httpd kills its child processes
and rereads its configuration files as well as reopening log files.
Will this affect currently active sessions?

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