I have the following log configuration.
When the log is rolled over (based on time or size), it is gzipped. Gzipping the file takes some time (seconds to minutes depending on load). The problem is that the file is gzipped in place, and while it is being gzipped, the partially gzipped file is stored in the same folder with the same name as the final gzip file. e.g.: /usr/test/req.log.2017-01-03-02.1.gz
This causes problems for the file's consumer, which attempts to process the partial file. I want to be able to distinguish between a partial gzipped file and a completed gzipped file. For example, I would like to setup a configuration that while the file is being gzipped, it is written with a different name e.g.: /usr/test/req.log.2017-01-03-02.1.gz.temp and once it is completely gzipped the name is changed to the final name /usr/test/req.log.2017-01-03-02.1.gz
One way to achieve this is to add a new parameter like "temporaryCompressedFilePattern" as follows:
Another option is to make such behavior the default behavior without adding a new parameter.
This was first discussed at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/41457492/partial-gz-file-written-by-log4j2
Creating this feature request as suggested by @rpopma