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From Jorge Medina <cerebrotecnolog...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Log ownership when running Tomcat using jsvc
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 20:31:04 GMT
Just in case is needed

I use Tomcat 6.0.32 and jsvc 1.0.5 running under Java 1.6.0_24


On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 4:11 PM, Jorge Medina
<cerebrotecnologico@gmail.com> wrote:
> I run Tomcat in a Solaris 10 SPARC machine using jsvc through a init script.
>
> jsvc is started by root, but I specify the "-user" option to change to
> the "application" user.
> I use the option "-outfile" and  "-errfile" to specify where to direct
> stdout and stderr, "catalina.out" and "catalina.err" in my
> environment.
>
> I am getting the following log files:
>
> # ls -l
> -rw-------   1 root     root           0 Aug  3 15:23 admin.2011-08-03.log
> -rw-------   1 root     root        7606 Aug  3 15:26 catalina.2011-08-03.log
> -rw-------   1 root     root           0 Aug  3 15:23 catalina.err
> -rw-------   1 root     root           0 Aug  3 15:23 catalina.out
> -rw-------   1 root     root           0 Aug  3 15:23
> host-manager.2011-08-03.log
> -rw-------   1 root     root         126 Aug  3 15:27 localhost.2011-08-03.log
> -rw-------   1 root     root           0 Aug  3 15:23 manager.2011-08-03.log
> -rw-rw-r--   1 application   svcjava    93760 Aug  3 15:27 servicelog
>
> As expected, "catalina.out" and "catalina.err" are owned by root. I
> minimize any output to these files.
> Also as I expected, the logs of my webapp ("servicelog") is owned by
> the  "application" user and it is created with permissions 664 (since
> I specify the umask 002)
>
> But, why are the other logs produced by Tomcat owned by root ? Isn't
> the whole JVM changing to the "application" user?
> Is there a way to have these logs also owned by "application" user
> whenever they get created?
>
> The only difference I am aware of is that Tomcat (catalina), the
> manager and host-manager webapps use JULI, while my web app uses
> Log4j.
>
> Is JULI running before jsvc switches to the "application" user?
>
>
> -Jorge
>

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