precautions, log rotation, special files.

From: Avery Earle <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 21:35:51 -0330 (NST)

A few days ago I found out (and should have been able to
predict --- I digress) why it is a bad idea to log to special files.

I attempted this with 1.1.3:
        cache_access_log /dev/null

and on log rotation, the special file was pushed along to /dev/null.0
and a regular file /dev/null was created. Not good.

Suggestion is that log rotation be like this --

        stat_result = stat (logfilename, &some_struct_stat);
        if (S_ISREG(some_struct_stat.st_mode)==0) {
                /* do not log rotate */

and also that this be permitted:
        cache_access_log none

By the way, I'm quite pleased. For 60 MB disk and two days expiry,
we get a 30% hit rate, and this __before__ any professor has sent
undergraduates hunting for information.
Received on Tue Jan 14 1997 - 17:10:45 MST

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