Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Alec Warner <warnera6@×××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] default logger
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 00:52:46
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] default logger by Mike Frysinger
1 Mike Frysinger wrote:
3 >On Tuesday 27 September 2005 02:59 pm, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
4 >
5 >
6 >>Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
7 >>| Ok, for those who don't remember...
8 >>|
9 >>| In the good old days, syslog-ng was the default. Then, for one of the
10 >>| releases, the x86 team accidentally included metalog instead of
11 >>| syslog-ng on the distfiles CD, so the default was changed over to make
12 >>| the x86 networkless install documentation work (at the expense of the
13 >>| archs that got it right). So, it's not a case of moving away from
14 >>| metalog at all, it's a case of undoing a temporary change.
15 >>
16 >>In the bad old days, metalog was the default. Then it got switched to
17 >>syslog-ng because people got confused as hell by metalog's buffering,
18 >>and there was no reason not to use a more capable logger that's
19 >>compatible with the traditional sysklogd, minus the annoying feature of
20 >>metalog.
21 >>
22 >>
23 >
24 >ok, i thought that's how *i* remembered it :)
25 >
26 >
27 >
28 >>FWIW, I think metalog's buffering disappeared a while back, at least by
29 >>default.
30 >>
31 >>
32 >
33 >yes, default metalog config file is unbuffered (and has been for a while), and
34 >the init script lets you switch between modes now on the fly so you dont have
35 >to send the kill signals yourself. whether it's 'annoying' is certainly a
36 >matter of opinion :P, but from a technical aspect, buffering makes a lot of
37 >sense if the performance matters.
38 >-mike
39 >
40 >
41 I think syslog-ng is a better logger, except the default configuration
42 is pretty icky. I would shoot for something better, even if it's in
43 /usr/share. I heard hardened's config is quite nice :) At least
44 provide an example of a config that sorts logging out into seperate
45 files like most distro's do.
46 --
47 gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list


Subject Author
Re[2]: [gentoo-dev] default logger Jakub Moc <jakub@g.o>