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Re: xconsole messages

> >>>>> "Guy" == Guy Maor <maor@ece.utexas.edu> writes:
>     Guy> On Thu, 29 Feb 1996, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
>     >> What is the advantage of making a named pipe and going through
>     >> all that when it works fine in this straightforward manner?
>     Guy> 1. You'll hit the filesystem less.  Since you don't have a
>     Guy> '-' before the file, syslogd does a sync after every write.
>     Guy> If you do put the '-' in, you won't see the messages till the
>     Guy> next time those buffers get flushed; that kind of takes away
>     Guy> the whole point of running xconsole.
>  I don't understand.  I see the messages that syslogd writes to
> /dev/console right away, no waiting.  I didn't do anything special to
> make that happen.

Right, because, as Guy Maor said, after every write syslogd does a 
sync, which flushes all buffers among other things.  The reason suslogd 
does a sync is to make sure that the message gets written out as soon 
as possible.

> <karlheg@teleport.com> Portland, Oregon, USA
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