Re: Quota exceeded...

Dan Merillat (
Sat, 25 Jan 1997 22:26:00 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 25 Jan 1997, David S. Miller wrote:

> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 1997 20:54:02 -0500
> From: "David S. Miller" <>
> To:
> Cc:,
> Subject: Re: Quota exceeded...
> From: "Stuart Stegall" <>
> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 1997 19:49:21 -0600
> ok ... so we don't record messages if they happen more than once in
> a row ... besides if some program starts doing that ... isn't it
> gonna push system time up anyways ... checking the quota and all??
> The main problem with the console logs was that the console was over
> serial line at 9600 baud to an old vt220 (common in mass machine room
> configurations), so this is extremely touchy to verbose console
> messages.

Of course, you were only logging *.warn and higher to the console, right?
Otherwise you would get LOTS of crap from DNS, mail and POP/IMAP filling
your logs.

It still dosn't solve the problem of syslog taking 90% CPU time, however.
Much better to check once a day for people over soft but not to hard quota.