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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 4.0 access log DIES all the time for no reason
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2001 16:15:46 GMT
Can you please post a stack trace, and describe exactly what you're doing.
I don't know what "the log DIES" means.


On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, André de Jesus wrote:

> Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 13:23:56 +0100
> From: André de Jesus <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: Tomcat 4.0 access log DIES all the time for no reason
> Hi
> Access logs are very important to server maintenance and traffic analysis.
> So, a log system needs to be flexible.
> In UNIX (Linux), flexibility is obtainable through the filesystem
> interface. For example, logs can be sent to a pipe instead of a regular
> file. Then, a process reads the pipe and inserts the lines in a database.
> With Tomcat and its default system of attributing dates to the log files
> (a very good idea), I tried to have a process run by cron that reads the
> logs of the previous day, writes them to a database and then deletes the
> previous file.
> But then what happens is that the log DIES when the previous file is
> deleted. There is even an IOException in some other log files. This is
> what happens predictably. But unpredictably, the log also seems to DIE
> for no reason, sometimes.
> I haven't seen this problem described anywhere in this mailing list. Is
> it because no one worries about logs, or because there's something wrong
> with my use of Tomcat?
> Thanks,
> Andre de Jesus

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