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From Phil Ellett <ad...@cyberws.co.uk>
Subject general/6107: Server Start Fails Due To Missing File Path
Date Sun, 21 May 2000 09:06:11 GMT

>Number:         6107
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       Server Start Fails Due To Missing File Path
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 21 02:10:00 PDT 2000
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     admin@cyberws.co.uk
>Release:        1.3.12
>Organization:
apache
>Environment:
Linux (Redhat 5.2) - Apache 1.3.6 - 1.3.12
>Description:
Is it possible for Apache not to completely bomb in the event of a missing log file path.
Although I understand its reasons for doing what it does, it make for a very NON fault tolerant
system. Yesterday for example I move my home directory from one path to another due to space
restrictions. I woke up this morning to find to production Apache servers had been down for
the last 6 hours because both processed had bombed at the 4am log rotate. I find this unacceptable
for a stable system. A user deleting their log directory for example could take down the entire
server.
>How-To-Repeat:
Simply delete any log file directory 
>Fix:
Is there some sort of flag so that Apache only warns about a missing log path rather than
completely bombing. I sure I can't be the first person to get annoyed by this feature.
>Release-Note:
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