Is Apache rotatelogs efficienct for real world use?

Olivier Nicole on at
Mon Oct 1 20:25:11 PDT 2007

> Is Apache rotatelogs suitable for handling large volumes of
> access logs, i.e. around 50K requests per hour at _peak_ time which is
> 1.2M requests per day.  According to Apache website
> ( this becomes
> about 120MB in size per day.

In another setting (few hits, buts hundreds of sites, rotatelogs means
one process per site, while newsyslog is only one process when it is
needed. The last log to rotate sending the appropriate signale to


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