Dear Kris:

Thank you for quickly reply.

>Add size: 100mb to your logrotate.conf
>It will only logrotate after the size is greater than that size.

Actually my logrotate.conf is just set as you mentioned.
The problems is that the system logrotation works as a cron task
so rotation of log file size will be made only when the task runs.
I have already change the default value of cron interval from daily to hourly
but the frequency is not enough.
The log file size still grows to 160MB or even bigger.
Maybe I should change the cron interval much smaller such as per minute.
Or maybe there is better way?

Best regards

------------------------original reply--------------------------------------
From: Kris G. Lindgren [] 
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 10:42 AM
To: Zhang, Peng/張 鵬
Subject: Re: [Openstack-operators] [Nova][icehouse]Any way to rotating log by 

Add size: 100mb to your logrotate.conf
It will only logrotate after the size is greater than that size.

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On Oct 13, 2016, at 6:03 PM, Zhang, Peng <> wrote:
Hi guys,
Our disk of Nova controller has been filled with log files several times and it 
causes the node down.
Although log rotation of Operation system is working fine to make rotation 
every hour, it is not efficient.
Has anyone got any idea to rotate log files by size (e.g. 100MB) ?
It costs time to add a new log achieve server, therefore a temporary solution 
should be considered.
Best regards
From: Peng, Zhang
FYI: My own solution(not a good one) is shared here:
Referring to the document :
I have found a way using python logging modules.
I added a configuration file as follows under /etc/nova/ directory:
File name: logging.conf
logfile =/var/log/nova/api.log
keys = root
keys = rotatingfile
keys = context
level = DEBUG
handlers = rotatingfile
class = handlers.RotatingFileHandler
args = (%(logfile)s, 'a', 5024000, 5)
formatter = context
class = nova.openstack.common.log.ContextFormatter
And I also changed this parameter in nova.conf to make nova use the above 
Everything seems going well except that all nova services such as api, 
scheduler, etc. begin
to put their log messages into the same file(api,log)!
So I have to put a script to replace the file name defined in DEFAULT session:
logfile = '%s.log' % (os.path.join('/var/log', 
It works but it’s also weird.
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