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Bug#638287: /var/log/ntpstats as tmpfs will contantly consume RAM on diskless workstations

tags #638287 - pending
# fix commented out in SVN

Petter made me aware of constant RAM consumtion by ntpd if /var/log/ntpstats is mounted on tmpfs. Searching for another way to get rid of syslog floodings...


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     Datum: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:27:33 +0200
       Von: Petter Reinholdtsen <petter.reinholdtsen@usit.uio.no>
Betreff: Bad idea to allow ntpd to write to /var/log/ntpstats/ on diskless workstations? (Was: r74218 - in trunk/src/debian-edu-config: debian share/ltsp/ltsp_config.d)
        An: debian-edu@lists.debian.org

[Mike Gabriel]
+debian-edu-config (1.446~svn74196) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
+  * Provide LTSP rwbind on diskless workstations for /var/log/ntpstats
+    (closes #638287).

This is probably a bad idea, as ntpd will fill up this directory with
logs, and thus slowly eat RAM away from the diskless machine.  I decided
to not make this directory writable to avoid it, as ntpd work fine
without write access to this directory.  The only issue is some warnings
from ntpd, and these can be ignored.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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