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helptonewbie 11-29-2011 04:32 AM

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?

Thanks,
m

ukiuki 11-29-2011 05:36 AM

Maybe this helps: http://performancewiki.com/diskio-tuning.html

Regards

helptonewbie 11-29-2011 06:03 PM

Thanks for the reply, its a good link to an interesting site but not quite the answers i'm looking for.
Thanks though,
Best,
m


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