Fifolog - a circular file for embedded systems
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Feb 16 14:44:31 PST 2008
In message <20080216222230.GA47480 at lpthe.jussieu.fr>, Michel Talon writes:
>Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
>> > I need it as a free standing facility in another contract, and that
>> > got
>> > me wondering if it should be included in FreeBSD as a general tool ?
>> I think it's a very useful tool, especially for embedded systems and
>> other installations with similar contraints, but I'd like to see it
>> in ports rather than base (unless I am missing something and it
>> depends on some special features of base that, when changing,
>> could possible break it).
>One may argue that this facility is potentially useful for a straight
>computer in case you want to strictly bound the size of logs in /var,
>and as such should be a useful option in the base system. A contrario
>i don't see what is gained by relegating it to ports. Quite generally
>kernel modules in ports are more a hassle than anything else.
First of all, this is not a kernel module, it is purely a userland
But yes, for a number of reasons, I personally lean towards the base
system, as that would allow us to offer it as an option for syslog
also on regular systems.
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