syslog log rotation

Alex Kiernan alexk at
Wed Apr 25 07:56:33 UTC 2001

Katsuhiro Kondou <kondou at> writes:

> In article <724rve7k6t.fsf at>,
> 	Alex Kiernan <alexk at> wrote;
> } Is it worth figuring how to integrate this cleanly, or should I just
> } make hupsyslogd.c available for dropping into contrib?
> I'd prefer the latter.  I'm not sure how many admins use
> pathlog over nfs, but I think it's not so many.

Don't we have a different race in the existing code - I think you can
lose log messages in between the cp & the cat /dev/null.

Thinking how Solaris does cp, it determines the length of the file,
mmaps() chunks & writes them - for a running INN that looks like a
mass of writes in that window.

Or am I missing something obvious?

Alex Kiernan, Principal Engineer, Development, Thus PLC

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