|Summary:||keeping old sar data should be configurable.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide||Reporter:||Need Real Name <jackal>|
|Component:||sysstat||Assignee:||Nils Philippsen <nphilipp>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
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|Last Closed:||2004-01-27 12:26:07 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Need Real Name 2003-01-07 18:30:38 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020606 Description of problem: By default sar only keeps 7 days of data. That should be configurable. "/etc/cron.daily/sysstat" calls "/usr/lib/sa/sa2 -A". /usr/lib/sa/sa2 has a hardcoded "+7" in the file. That should be in a config file and not the script. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. cd /var/log/sa 2. ls -al sar* |wc -l 3. Actual Results: I only had 9 days of sar data. Curious why 9 when that find command says 7. But regardless, what if I wanted 3 weeks of sar data. Expected Results: I actually expected logrotate to handle this, but since sa2 has it hardcoded, the logs are being removed. Additional info:
Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2004-01-13 15:46:57 UTC
I concur with you that logrotate should handle this. I'm inclined to remove the "rm" line from sa2 and have sysstat logrotate scripts in a future product/version, but it would be even better if upstream had such changes.
Comment 2 Paul Gear 2004-01-25 10:53:40 UTC
Wouldn't tmpwatch be the better tool to handle cleaning up old sar data?
Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2004-01-25 16:43:43 UTC
Well, "further inverstigation into the matter" revealed that sysstat won't be easily converted to work with logrotate, so for the time being the sa2 script will remain in charge to clean up old sar data. I'm not quite sure about whether the find command with suitable changes to be able to configure the period of time for sar data to be kept or a replacement tmpwatch construct is better -- but so far the find construct has worked, so unless someone gives me a compelling reason why using tmpwatch would be better, I'll leave it that way.
Comment 4 Nils Philippsen 2004-01-27 12:26:07 UTC
fixed in 5.0.0-0.6
Comment 5 Paul Gear 2004-02-12 10:46:47 UTC
Will this make it through to Fedora Core?