jackdbus file grows to enormous sizes

Bug #619014 reported by Kayosiii on 2010-08-17
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Studio
Fix Released
Fix Released

Bug Description

the jackdbus log file in ~/.log very quickly grows to fill up all of my disk space growing to 100s of GBs in size in the space of a few hours.

falkTX (falk-t-j) wrote :

Thanks for reporting the bug,

I've check my logs, they are around 450Mb, which is already very big

Not as big as yours, but still... no good for a log

I'll talk with nedko about this

Changed in kxstudio:
status: New → Confirmed

Do you see countless repetitive patterns in the log file? Like xruns or jackdbus crashes followed by restarts? If you compress the file with gzip/bzip2, how big does it become?

falkTX (falk-t-j) wrote :

Compressing the file heavily reduces the size (512->3.6Mb, using just gzip)

A simple solution would be to automatically rename the log, (jackdbus.log.0 or jackdbus.log.20100818) and compress it,
leaving only the current/daily log un-compressed. The very old logs should be auto-delete.
Basically what it's called log-rotation.

This seems a serious bug, reporting to ubuntu/ubuntustudio

Changed in kxstudio:
importance: Undecided → High
affects: kxstudio → jackit
falkTX (falk-t-j) on 2010-08-18
affects: jackit → kxstudio
Changed in jackit:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Недко Арнаудов (nedko)
assignee: Недко Арнаудов (nedko) → nobody
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Confirmed → Unknown
Changed in jackit:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
falkTX (falk-t-j) wrote :

Log Rotation is now implemented on KXStudio with compression support.


Changed in kxstudio:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Erich Eickmeyer (eeickmeyer) wrote :

Wow, uh... long-since fix-released. Marking as such for Ubuntu Studio as well!

Changed in ubuntustudio:
status: New → Fix Released
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