Bug 436724 - logrotate script performs unpleasant kill just to open new log files
logrotate script performs unpleasant kill just to open new log files
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 221073
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: httpd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-09 19:04 EDT by JW
Modified: 2009-02-05 12:07 EST (History)
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Description JW 2008-03-09 19:04:01 EDT
Description of problem:
The httpd logrotate script uses SIGHUP rather than SIGUSR1

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. read /etc/logrotate.d/httpd
2. read /var/www/manual/stopping.html

Actual results:
Active httpd child connections abruptly terminated.

Expected results:
Active httpd child connections should continue to completion.

Additional info:
Creating new log files is not an urgent task that requires possibly active child
connections to be abruptly terminated.  Much better to use SIGUSR1 which will
allow for graceful termination of child processes after completing any active
Comment 1 Scott Sanders 2008-03-10 14:57:38 EDT
This greatly affects servers that serve a large number of HTTP connections. Log
rotation in my case occurs at minimum hourly. The easiest fix is to modify
httpd's init script to signal USR1 during reload.
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Comment 3 Joe Orton 2009-02-05 12:07:24 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 221073 ***

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