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      "Alan Curry" <pacman-kernel@cqc.com> writes:
    > So here's what I think the real problem is. On the main machine, there are
    > lots of things trying to talk to syslogd. But syslogd can't accept their
    > connections because it is contantly fsync'ing, so the other daemons block
    > trying to connect.

    The real fix for this problem would be to use a syslogd which uses datagram
    sockets instead. (Both libc5 and glibc understand them.)

    I hacked the Linux syslogd to do that (I'm certainly not the only one to do
    that, though). Patch on request.

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