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Old 02-17-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
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How dom I configure syslogd to write to a memory buffer instead of /var/log/messages?

I'm trying to track down the cause of some high iowait. I currently have syslogd shut down because it adds to disk access, but I need to turn it on to see the output. Is there a way to tell syslogd to write to a memory buffer that I can read instead of /var/log/messages?
Old 02-17-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
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Try reconfiguring your syslog to write to /dev/shm/syslog instead


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