Re: Disk waker
> And suddenly Heather had this magical idea:
>> Tell syslong not to make "marks" very often. You can even turn them
>> And tell it not to log stuff you're going to ignore (e.g. lpd, uucp
>> real common laptop accessories).
> How could syslog ever log UUCP messages when the machine doesn't run
> Only thing left now is those not-interesting DHCP messages.. But does a
> laptop really need any syslogd? I think I should just remove it, or
> /dev/tty10 only. Or a small ramdisk..
I think this is backwards. You're entirely right that UUCP, etc, aren't
problems. Anything you're not running can't be waking the system OR
writing to syslog :-)
But you really don't have a problem with most things that write to
syslog unless they're (a) unnecessary - like your DHCP in which case
you can either turn it off or use the '-' prefix in the config file so
that they don't flush immediately; or (b) rarely necessary - in which
case you'll be sorry when it kills your system and you can't find it
when you reboot.
I'd strongly suggest that you use the '-' prefix for everything except
'crit' and 'emerg' level messages, or perhaps 'err' as well.