Re: xconsole messages
> >>>>> "Guy" == Guy Maor <email@example.com> 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
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