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Bug 81497 - don't restart daemons
Summary: don't restart daemons
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: logrotate
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-09 22:29 UTC by Neil Prockter
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:02 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-01-13 19:24:12 UTC

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Description Neil Prockter 2003-01-09 22:29:29 UTC
Description of problem: logrotate restarts systems daemons, whilst this maybe
fine for desktops for servers this can be disasterous

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

How reproducible:
for worst result, change apache config, get it wrong, wait for logrotate to try
to restart apache and apply changes then fail at 4am. no service for 5 hours!
(hasn't happened to me yet thank goodness)

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
restarts systems daemons

Preferred results:
leave daemons alone

Additional info:

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2003-01-13 19:24:12 UTC
Daemons have to be restarted in order for logging to continue to work - if apache does not 
get restarted, then there is no logging at all, because the information is being written to old, 
now-deleted logfiles.

To prevent the situation you describe, don't leave the system with an invalid or untested 

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