Bug 11337 - logrotate hell
logrotate hell
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: junkbuster (Show other bugs)
6.1
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Assigned To: Tim Powers
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Reported: 2000-05-09 15:47 EDT by andrew
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-09 16:25:50 EDT
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Description andrew 2000-05-09 15:47:59 EDT
The logrotate script compresses all files in "/var/log/junkbuster/*" every
week.

Therefore, logrotate thinks that previous logfiles need rotating.

Result: exponential growth in number of files in /var/log/junkbuster.

I just had to delete 68000 useless files...

You get a zillion files named "*.1.gz.1.gz.2.gz.1.gz.3.gz...."
Comment 1 Tim Powers 2000-05-09 16:25:59 EDT
Ughhh. Bug #9058 reported this before, and it *was* patched. I have now built
it, you should see it pop up in rawhide shortly. Thanks forthe heads up.

Tim

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