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Bug #17044

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foreman-debug to collect whole newest (log)files instead of tailing all (log)files

Added by Pavel Moravec about 7 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
foreman-debug
Target version:
Fixed in Releases:
Found in Releases:

Description

(copied from #16680 - that will be reference by changes in katello, this for PR in foreman project)

Description of problem:
Currently foreman-debug truncates any (log)file it collects after 5000 lines, to shrink the size of created tarball. This causes the problem that collected logs have "gaps" in timeline, what means we lose track of events happened that time.

Assume I want to investigate some problem with relevant logs scattered in past 2 days, and these logs are kept in files A.log, A.1.log and A.2.log, each exceeding 5k lines. Then I get tails of the logfiles (plus tails of A.9999.log from very past) but dont know what happened at the beginning of say A.1.log.

So we don't collect some log records in close history while we collect some logs in very past history.

What about to rather collect all newest files, until some per-directory limit is reached?

Something like that is done in sosreport [1] where it works well.

[1] https://github.com/sosreport/sos/blob/master/sos/plugins/__init__.py#L508‚Äč

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
foreman-debug-1.11.0.49-1.el7sat.noarch

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Generate logfiles (i.e. production.log*) each bigger than 5k lines
2. collect foreman-debug and unpack it
3. Check what logfiles are collected

Actual results:
Currently tails of all logfiles (even 2 years old, irrelevant for current problem investigation) are collected. But head of first log-rotated logfile is missing (causing we dont know what happened yesterday morning)

Expected results:
Collected logifles completely cover past few days without a gap; older logfiles not collected.

Additional info:


Related issues 3 (1 open2 closed)

Related to Foreman - Bug #18365: foreman-answers.yaml from /usr/share stored instead of /etc/foreman-installerNewAnurag Patel02/02/2017Actions
Blocks Smart Proxy - Bug #17069: foreman-debug to collect whole newest (log)files instead of tailing all (log)filesClosedPavel Moravec09/24/2016Actions
Copied from Katello - Bug #16680: foreman-debug to collect whole newest (log)files instead of tailing all (log)filesClosedPavel Moravec09/24/2016Actions
Actions #1

Updated by Pavel Moravec about 7 years ago

  • Copied from Bug #16680: foreman-debug to collect whole newest (log)files instead of tailing all (log)files added
Actions #2

Updated by Dominic Cleal about 7 years ago

  • Category set to foreman-debug
  • translation missing: en.field_release deleted (188)
  • Pull request deleted (https://github.com/theforeman/smart-proxy/pull/461, https://github.com/Katello/katello-packaging/pull/297)

Please don't set Katello releases on Foreman tickets.

Actions #3

Updated by Dominic Cleal about 7 years ago

  • Blocks Bug #17069: foreman-debug to collect whole newest (log)files instead of tailing all (log)files added
Actions #4

Updated by The Foreman Bot about 7 years ago

  • Pull request https://github.com/theforeman/foreman/pull/3991 added
Actions #5

Updated by Anonymous about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Ready For Testing to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
Actions #6

Updated by Dominic Cleal about 7 years ago

  • translation missing: en.field_release set to 189
Actions #7

Updated by Dominic Cleal almost 7 years ago

  • Related to Bug #18365: foreman-answers.yaml from /usr/share stored instead of /etc/foreman-installer added
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