Re: syslog spiral death

Bernd Eckenfels (
7 Nov 1996 06:38:23 GMT

Stephen C. Tweedie ( wrote:
: >> longer and longer to complete. I don't know whether to consider this
: >> an inefficiency in the fsync() implementation or poor behavior on the
: >> part of syslogd for calling fsync() so often...

Recent syslogs support "-/var/log/file" for unimportant logfiles which dont
need fsync.

: However, it is still going to be slow to fsync a large file.

Large files tend to be not that important to be fsynced, anyway :)


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