Logrotate no longer works..."Too Many Open Files"
mjs at CLEMSON.EDU
Thu Jun 28 17:29:16 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-06-27 at 18:48 -0400, Mike Burger wrote:
> My named, maillog and messages logs have never rotated on a daily basis,
Are they actually being rotated? Or are they just being checked? My
maillog and syslog entries in /etc/logrotate.d don't have any time
designators, so they should go by the default in /etc/logrotate.conf.
In my case, that says "weekly". Yours should be the same. But the
logrotate job runs daily.
Logrotate keeps last-rotated dates in /var/lib/logrotate.status. If you
have the runaway rotation problem (see my other post in this thread),
it's possible that that's corrupted.
> And no, it wasn't...my apologies...I usually do better. I can only note
> that my 2 month old was crying as I wrote the second message, and forgot
> to trim it down before sending it.
> > On Wed, 2007-06-27 at 08:52 -0400, Mike Burger wrote:
> >> I should also point out that logrotate, although listed in cron.daily,
> >> used to only rotate the logs on Sunday mornings. Now it tries to rotate
> >> them every day...yet another unexpected behavior.
> > Most logs are rotated weekly, but some are not. See the individual
> > specs in /etc/logrotate.d.
> > Was quoting your *entire* previous message strictly necessary?
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