X Should Use Logrotate

Bug #135715 reported by Jonathan Anderson
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xorg-server (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

[Almost] every other log file in /var/log uses logrotate... couldn't X.org do likewise?

I understand that this isn't a high-priority item, but it would be really great.

Tags: precise
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Simos Xenitellis  (simosx) wrote :

This one should be posted on bugzilla.freedesktop.org, under product xorg.
Then, link here to the upstream bug report.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton)
Changed in xorg:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Robert North (russetrob) wrote :

This could be important for debugging Xorg crashes with compiz.
There are a number of bugs I have had in Xorg that I cannot find logs for, as I believe one crash was almost immediately followed by another.
Maybe it would be good to bump this importance to improve compiz debugging?

Changed in xorg:
status: New → Confirmed
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Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

I don't see how the server could use logrotate, since the logfile is not like the rest of the system logs; it should be kept as a single logfile per session.

however, the server could save more than one backup. Patches are welcome :)

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Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

This isn't a duplicate at all. The other bug is asking for MORE log files, not for them to be rotated.

description: updated
tags: added: precise
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