Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 234594
Xen daemon debug & qemu logs are not rotated
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:00 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #216239 +++
Description of problem:
XenD creates a number of log files under /var/log/xen. Only the xend.log file is
ever rotated - it uses python's builtin logging infrastructure to rotate. The
other files xend-debug.log and qemu-dm*.log are never rotated. The qemu-dm-*.log
are creted based on the PID of the QEMU process, so an ever increasing number of
log files accumulate over time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Work with Xen on a machine for 6 months
Huge & large numbers of log files under /var/log/xen
A small number of logs of limited size
Attaching a logrotate config file from OpenSuse Xen RP mthat would be a good
starting point for a fix.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2006-11-17 17:15 EST --
Created an attachment (id=141542)
Log rotate config file
Sounds reasonable, might change the logrotate config a little and try and get it
Mark - any specific changes you think are relevant ? If not I'll just add the
attached logrotate file to the rawhide Xen RPM as is.
- We shouldn't logrotate xend.log, since xend already rotates it .. doing it
twice with the same rotate config would just lead to weirdness
- I'd leave xend-debug.log to the default policy in logrotate.conf - e.g.
rotate weekly with 4 backups. It generally doesn't contain very useful stuff
and would take a long time to build up to 1M.
- copytruncate is what we want here since we can't get xend to close and
re-open xend-debug.log (since it's xend's stdout/stderr)
- Not sure what to do about qemu-dm.*.log - maybe deleting them monthly as
you suggest is enough, if you start a guest early on the first of the month
and the logfile is immediately deleted while the guest is still running? I'd
suggest that tmpwatch is what we really want here.
- We should deal with xen-hotplug.log and domain-builder-ng.log in the same
way as xend-debug.log. copytruncate is again needed for domain-builder-ng.log
since xend (through libxc) will hold this file open. copytruncate isn't
needed for xen-hotplug.log since it's only written to by short-lived
processes, but it's no harm really.
So, I suggest simply this:
Created attachment 154135 [details]
Okay, to do the tmpwatch thing with qemu-dm, we'd have to move the logs into a
dir of their own. Let's just do the monthly thing.
Re-assigning to dan to include in the next build ...
Don't forget to mark it %config(noreplace)
change QA contact
Addressed in rawhide
* Tue Jun 12 2007 Daniel P. Berrange <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 3.1.0-2.fc8
- Add logrotate configuration for all xen related logs