I am using log4j 2.0-rc1, StructuredDataMessage and EventLogger to perform dynamic logging.
Attached log4j2.xml configuration meant to:
- rotate log files on hourly basis OR after file reaches 64 MB (whatever comes first)
- archive logs that does not satisfy the file pattern
Whenever JVM is restarted, log4j abandons "old" files un-archived:
rw-r r-. 1 root root 317625 Feb 24 20:16 2014022419-sim-mdmlocal.mobidia.com.log
rw-r r-. 1 root root 3333648 Feb 24 20:20 2014022420-activity-mdmlocal.mobidia.com.log
Listing above shows that file 2014022419-sim-mdmlocal.mobidia.com.log was last touched by the system at 20:16, and should have been archived to .log.gz after restart, which occurred soon after