Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 11:10:49 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=258004 Bug ID: 258004 Summary: newsyslog(8): please make sending a HUP signal to syslogd(8) optional. Product: Base System Version: CURRENT Hardware: Any OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Many People Priority: --- Component: bin Assignee: bugs@FreeBSD.org Reporter: email@example.com Hey, on my FreeBSD box I use jails for which one global syslogd on the host that is responsible for collecting the logs through /dev/log. The daemons that run in the jails, are configured to log under /var/log respectively. I use newsyslog(8) to rotate their logs, but because of the aforementioned situation, there is no syslogd(8) within the jail to send a HUP signal to. Newsyslog won't run without it being able to send a HUP signal to syslogd so as a workaround, I've specified it `-S /var/run/cron.pid` to send the signal to cron (which does nothing normally). My humble request would be, please make the sending of a HUP signal to syslogd optional. Not every jail I use has cron running in it, and so log rotation can become a pain. -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.