CLOG support in syslogd

Michel Talon talon at
Thu Oct 28 13:35:33 PDT 2004

Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:

> -On [20041028 02:52], Scott Ullrich (geekgod at xxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>>This would allow someone to set the size of a log file and syslogd would
>>automatically keep the file size from growing larger than specified.
> How is this different from the size column in /etc/newsyslog.conf?

When newsyslog rotates files some programs don't understand the rotation
and don't log any more to the log file (i know that amd does that) or
continue to log to the "phantom" file (i think apache does that). With
a circular buffer for logs you should be screened of such aberrations.

Michel Talon

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