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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-8641

Add a logrotate definition to the Jenkins Debian package definition (similar to Apache, cron-apt, aptitude and apt)

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Trivial
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Component/s: core
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Debian Linux i386 and AMD64

      Description

      The Debian package is a great convenience for me. It configures a user, registers the daemon, and makes installation and upgrade wonderful on Debian. I was surprised when I discovered /var/log/jenkins/jenkins.log with over 2 GB of log information on my machine.

      Other Debian packages seem to have some ability to configure their logrotate settings automatically (like Apache, apt, ppp, etc.). It would be nice if Jenkins could do the same.

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        kohsuke Kohsuke Kawaguchi added a comment -

        We use daemon(1) to turn Jenkins into a daemon, but it doesn't appear to support log reopening via signal. So unfortunately this is bit tricky to get right.

        I guess we should let Jenkins directly write to a log file with --logfile, since Jenkins supports log reopening via SIGALRM. Doing this requires we capture PID of the Java process, not just the daemon process.

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        kohsuke Kohsuke Kawaguchi added a comment - We use daemon(1) to turn Jenkins into a daemon, but it doesn't appear to support log reopening via signal. So unfortunately this is bit tricky to get right. I guess we should let Jenkins directly write to a log file with --logfile, since Jenkins supports log reopening via SIGALRM. Doing this requires we capture PID of the Java process, not just the daemon process.
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        markewaite Mark Waite added a comment -

        I thought you could avoid the hassle of closing and reopening the log by using the copytruncate setting.

        I use this configuration:

        /var/log/jenkins/jenkins.log

        { daily copytruncate missingok compress delaycompress notifempty rotate 8 }
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        markewaite Mark Waite added a comment - I thought you could avoid the hassle of closing and reopening the log by using the copytruncate setting. I use this configuration: /var/log/jenkins/jenkins.log { daily copytruncate missingok compress delaycompress notifempty rotate 8 }
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        resmo René Moser added a comment -
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        resmo René Moser added a comment - Patch is in queue https://github.com/jenkinsci/jenkins/pull/106
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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment -

        Code changed in jenkins
        User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi
        Path:
        debian/debian/jenkins.logrotate
        debian/debian/rules
        http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/92aa65da2ebaeff58f4d33b8f0a067510043a20f
        Log:
        Merge pull request #109 from resmo/JENKINS-8641

        JENKINS-8641: Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.

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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment - Code changed in jenkins User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi Path: debian/debian/jenkins.logrotate debian/debian/rules http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/92aa65da2ebaeff58f4d33b8f0a067510043a20f Log: Merge pull request #109 from resmo/ JENKINS-8641 JENKINS-8641 : Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.
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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment -

        Code changed in jenkins
        User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi
        Path:
        changelog.html
        http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/9e69d9a95b7197a39d34c0c5f9c23c64c589f5b5
        Log:
        recording JENKINS-8641 fix

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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment - Code changed in jenkins User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi Path: changelog.html http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/9e69d9a95b7197a39d34c0c5f9c23c64c589f5b5 Log: recording JENKINS-8641 fix
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        aheritier Arnaud Héritier added a comment -

        fixed in changelog but issue not closed ?

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        aheritier Arnaud Héritier added a comment - fixed in changelog but issue not closed ?
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        markewaite Mark Waite added a comment -

        New file /etc/logrotate.d/jenkins appeared in the 1.413 build.

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        markewaite Mark Waite added a comment - New file /etc/logrotate.d/jenkins appeared in the 1.413 build.
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        markewaite Mark Waite added a comment -

        Works as I had hoped. I was a little surprised that it is retaining logs for a full year (rotate 52), but that probably better fits the needs of those who retain data for longer than I retain it.

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        markewaite Mark Waite added a comment - Works as I had hoped. I was a little surprised that it is retaining logs for a full year (rotate 52), but that probably better fits the needs of those who retain data for longer than I retain it.
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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment -

        Code changed in jenkins
        User: René Moser
        Path:
        debian/debian/jenkins.logrotate
        debian/debian/rules
        http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/8b09a585243287b6cb5270a0a1447995f1fc3dff
        Log:
        JENKINS-8641: Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.

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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment - Code changed in jenkins User: René Moser Path: debian/debian/jenkins.logrotate debian/debian/rules http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/8b09a585243287b6cb5270a0a1447995f1fc3dff Log: JENKINS-8641 : Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.
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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment -

        Code changed in jenkins
        User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi
        Path:
        debian/debian/jenkins.logrotate
        debian/debian/rules
        http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/92aa65da2ebaeff58f4d33b8f0a067510043a20f
        Log:
        Merge pull request #109 from resmo/JENKINS-8641

        JENKINS-8641: Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.

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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment - Code changed in jenkins User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi Path: debian/debian/jenkins.logrotate debian/debian/rules http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/92aa65da2ebaeff58f4d33b8f0a067510043a20f Log: Merge pull request #109 from resmo/ JENKINS-8641 JENKINS-8641 : Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.
        Hide
        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment -

        Code changed in jenkins
        User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi
        Path:
        changelog.html
        http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/9e69d9a95b7197a39d34c0c5f9c23c64c589f5b5
        Log:
        recording JENKINS-8641 fix

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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment - Code changed in jenkins User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi Path: changelog.html http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/9e69d9a95b7197a39d34c0c5f9c23c64c589f5b5 Log: recording JENKINS-8641 fix
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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment -

        Code changed in jenkins
        User: René Moser
        Path:
        debian/debian/jenkins.logrotate
        debian/debian/rules
        http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/8b09a585243287b6cb5270a0a1447995f1fc3dff
        Log:
        JENKINS-8641: Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.

        Show
        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment - Code changed in jenkins User: René Moser Path: debian/debian/jenkins.logrotate debian/debian/rules http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/8b09a585243287b6cb5270a0a1447995f1fc3dff Log: JENKINS-8641 : Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.
        Hide
        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment -

        Code changed in jenkins
        User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi
        Path:
        debian/debian/jenkins.logrotate
        debian/debian/rules
        http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/92aa65da2ebaeff58f4d33b8f0a067510043a20f
        Log:
        Merge pull request #109 from resmo/JENKINS-8641

        JENKINS-8641: Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.

        Show
        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment - Code changed in jenkins User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi Path: debian/debian/jenkins.logrotate debian/debian/rules http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/92aa65da2ebaeff58f4d33b8f0a067510043a20f Log: Merge pull request #109 from resmo/ JENKINS-8641 JENKINS-8641 : Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.
        Hide
        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment -

        Code changed in jenkins
        User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi
        Path:
        changelog.html
        http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/9e69d9a95b7197a39d34c0c5f9c23c64c589f5b5
        Log:
        recording JENKINS-8641 fix

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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment - Code changed in jenkins User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi Path: changelog.html http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/jenkins/9e69d9a95b7197a39d34c0c5f9c23c64c589f5b5 Log: recording JENKINS-8641 fix
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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment -

        Code changed in jenkins
        User: René Moser
        Path:
        debian/jenkins.logrotate
        debian/rules
        http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/packaging/e4cc488c7222de80bb8505e016ee5caede4300e2
        Log:
        JENKINS-8641: Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.

        Originally-From: jenkins-ci.org/commit/core/8b09a585243287b6cb5270a0a1447995f1fc3dff

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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment - Code changed in jenkins User: René Moser Path: debian/jenkins.logrotate debian/rules http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/packaging/e4cc488c7222de80bb8505e016ee5caede4300e2 Log: JENKINS-8641 : Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package. Originally-From: jenkins-ci.org/commit/core/8b09a585243287b6cb5270a0a1447995f1fc3dff
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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment -

        Code changed in jenkins
        User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi
        Path:
        debian/jenkins.logrotate
        debian/rules
        http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/packaging/195bbb8c05e2ce1b96a4e3c1e45c1bc8077af4a8
        Log:
        Merge pull request #109 from resmo/JENKINS-8641

        JENKINS-8641: Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package.
        Originally-From: jenkins-ci.org/commit/core/92aa65da2ebaeff58f4d33b8f0a067510043a20f

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        scm_issue_link SCM/JIRA link daemon added a comment - Code changed in jenkins User: Kohsuke Kawaguchi Path: debian/jenkins.logrotate debian/rules http://jenkins-ci.org/commit/packaging/195bbb8c05e2ce1b96a4e3c1e45c1bc8077af4a8 Log: Merge pull request #109 from resmo/ JENKINS-8641 JENKINS-8641 : Added a logrotate definition to the Debian/Ubuntu package. Originally-From: jenkins-ci.org/commit/core/92aa65da2ebaeff58f4d33b8f0a067510043a20f

          People

          • Assignee:
            resmo René Moser
            Reporter:
            markewaite Mark Waite
          • Votes:
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