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From "Ralph Goers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Comment Edited] (LOG4J2-435) Support limiting number of log files based on date pattern
Date Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:01:45 GMT

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Ralph Goers edited comment on LOG4J2-435 at 9/3/15 5:01 AM:
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I like this proposal very much! 

It does make me wonder though whether it really needs to be a sub-component of an Appender.
I've been thinking about adding a generic worker thread (i.e - an Executor) that can trigger
the file rollover, or other things that need to be done periodically. If we have such a thing
then it might make sense to have a <Schedule> component in the configuration and add
the DeletePolicy (or DeleteTrigger or whatever) configured there as a scheduled task.


was (Author: ralph.goers@dslextreme.com):
I like this proposal very much!

> Support limiting number of log files based on date pattern
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LOG4J2-435
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-435
>             Project: Log4j 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Arkin Yetis
>            Assignee: Ralph Goers
>              Labels: Rollover
>         Attachments: LimitingRolloverStrategy.java, SizeParser.java
>
>
> DefaultRolloverStrategy max attribute only applies if you have a %i in the file pattern.
This request is to enhance DefaultRolloverStrategy or another appropriate component to allow
a max number of files limit to apply across days/months/years when a filePattern includes
a date pattern.



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