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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache mod-jk log rotate issue
Date Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:57:25 GMT
On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 7:14 AM, Garg, Saman <> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am trying to implement apache mod-jk logrotate using apache
> "rotatelogs" program. Below is the entry that I have made in mod-jk
> config file where <apache_home> and <log_location> values are correctly
> specified.
> ----------------------------
> JkLogFile "|/<apache_home>/bin/rotatelogs
> /<log_location>/mod_jk.log.%Y-%m-%d-%H_%M_%S 86400"
> JkLogLevel error
> ----------------------------
> The problem here is after making above entries, when I do the apache
> restart for the first time, it doesn't create the new mod-jk log file.
> But when I change the log level to "info", it does create the mod-jk log
> file.
> ------
> JkLogLevel info
> ------
> When log level was set to "error", it waits for error to happen and
> should automatically create the mod-jk file at that time? Contrary to
> that, I tried to send the error message to update mod-jk log, but it
> still didn't create the mod-jk log.
> Could somebody please help?

rotatelogs doesn't create the file until it has something to write.

Perhaps your attempt to cause mod_jk to write an error message was
unsuccessful, such that rotatelogs had nothing to write.

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