cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/newsyslog newsyslog.c
Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Mon Jun 7 02:26:09 GMT 2004
At 2:10 AM +0000 6/7/04, Garance A Drosehn wrote:
> This commit does define NEWORDER (which you could get rid of if
> you really don't trust this), but it does not flip the "-D neworder"
> switch. So, at the moment none of these changes happen unless you
> request them (perhaps by adding '<debug> neworder' in newsyslog.conf).
I have been running with this "neworder" code for a few days, and
it seems to be doing all the right things for me. I've also tested
various other configurations, so I am "cautiously optimistic" that
it should work right for everyone. But it is a pretty major change,
so I wanted to ease it into place and provide people an easy way of
dropping back to the previous behavior if they suspect something
wrong with it.
I also have a testing-script which is what I have crontab execute
instead of running newsyslog directly, and that goes through a
bunch of extra work such that I can compare the results of "oldorder"
vs "neworder" for every run of newsyslog on my system. It results
in a lot of extra work, of course, but I can make that script
available if someone else wants to do extensive comparisons of the
"neworder" vs the "oldorder".
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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