Re: daemons -- who needs'em?
Quoting w trillich (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> Joey Hess wrote:
> > w trillich wrote:
> > > > > we need them _both_ because... well... um...
> > > > Because syslogd handles the userspace messages, klogd handles the kernel
> > > > messages.
> > >
> > > there's still a AWFUL lot of overlap!
> > No there's not. Please give the people who wrote linux some credit for
> > sense.
> i saved the output from
> tail -50 /var/log/syslog
> tail -50 /var/log/daemon.log
> and did a 'diff' on them: of fifty lines, there were only 8 sections
> needing an edit: 1 delete (11 lines) and 7 adds, affecting a total
> of eleven differing lines between the two logs; (50-11)/50 = 78%
That's probably because you've got *.* going to syslog and
daemon.* going to daemon.log. So basically, everything that
goes to the latter goes to the former too. This is all syslogd
stuff in /etc/syslog.conf.
I find syslog useful to tail when I can't be bothered remembering
which specific log will be taking it. It gets large quite quickly,
which is why it rotates every day and disappears after a week.
Most of the others rotate weekly and so last much longer.
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