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From Paul Smith <Paul.Sm...@lawlex.com.au>
Subject RE: RFE - Fixed Memory Logging
Date Fri, 30 Apr 2004 00:30:42 GMT
> 
> 
> Actually, I think the title is a bit of a misnoma as it's 
> disk space I'm
> looking to cap the usage of.  
> 
> I was wondering if anything in 1.3 would enable me to ensure 
> I won't run
> out of hard drive.  I know it's cheap and all that but, 
> depending on the
> performance cost, I'd like to be able to guarantee that I 
> won't run out
> of space if I have a sudden rush on system usage.
> 
> What I envision is a class that would be passed the 'rolled' files and
> would keep track of them.  When the total file sizes exceed a given
> trigger value it would delete the oldest files, until the 
> size was at an
> acceptable amount.  
> 
> Does anyone else think this would be a nice feature?
> 

I personally think this would be an awesome feature.  It would work well
within the Plugin architecture, and be able to told to 'manage' a particular
Appender.  Feel free to flesh out any ideas you have on the log4j-dev list
if you like.

cheers,

Paul Smith

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