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Obvious questions

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 141.123.223.100] on July 16, 2008 05:41 PM
1) What exactly, besides the theoreticals mentioned in the article, are the performance benefits of this? I don't see any metrics in your article to back your claims, and the website...well, it's a fairly typical open sourcer's website: absolutely no information. You make some interesting claims about performance, but without numbers to back it up, it's just bull.

2) What are the benefits of doing this as opposed to simply creating a ramdisk and modifying syslog.conf to put its files there? You could schedule logrotate to activate a little more frequently to back them up to ensure they're still captured.

3) Why not use something like syslog-ng or rsyslog which will output to a database? You gain some significant i/o improvements over simply writing to a text file AND those two products offer some other compelling benefits besides (like more granular logging, "teeing" of info, etc).

This looks like a solution in desperate need of a problem,.

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