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Old 11-29-2011, 04:32 AM   #1
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Question Linux Logging to /dev/log. Have impact on Disk IO?


Hi All,

If I have a system that logs via /dev/log then will that actually cause disk IO because its just a character 'special file'? If someone can provide a reference towards a good page to read that would be handy. I think I must have been searching for the incorrect terms as it didn't really turn anything up I was after. Is something like dev/log also async so that if speed is of the essence then it will be quick to?

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m

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Old 11-29-2011, 05:36 AM   #2
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Maybe this helps: http://performancewiki.com/diskio-tuning.html

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Old 11-29-2011, 06:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, its a good link to an interesting site but not quite the answers i'm looking for.
Thanks though,
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