[CentOS] logrotate /var/log/maillog

Thomas Antony thomas at antony.eu
Fri Sep 21 11:19:32 UTC 2007

Stephen Harris schrieb:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 01:06:06PM +0200, Thomas Antony wrote:
>> After /var/log/maillog has rotated, postfix doesn't log anything to the 
>> new log file till i restart syslog. It doesn't matter if i reload or 
>> restart postfix.
> You don't need to restart syslog, merely send it a SIGHUP
>> Is this a normal behaviour with this log file and if yes why?
> Yes.
> Postfix doesn't write to the file directly, it sends its messages to
> syslog which writes according to the mail.* entries in syslog.conf
> Check the existing syslog logrotate entry.

Thank you!


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