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Re: Bug#435884: ITP: rsyslog -- enhanced multi-threaded syslogd

On Sat, Aug 04, 2007 at 12:24:58PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 04, 2007 at 01:44:14AM -0400, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> > As the "target" user for this sort of package is a sysadmin type, I
> > would saw it is an important enough detail that it should be in the
> > short description.
> But only in the relation: multi-threaded == bad. You need much more
> knowledge to handle concurrency correctly.

Yes that's my reaction also.

System admins might regard multi-threaded as the key to high
performance. As programmers we consider it the key to increased
complexity and therefore more bugs.

Multi-threaded does allow you to use more than one CPU, but in the case
of syslogd ultimately the log file has to end up on disk anyway.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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