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SubjectRe: stable kernel, when?
On Tue, 28 Jan 1997, Alan Cox wrote:

> > your firewall code which works as you say. The problem I've mentioned
> > seem to be related to the packet logging feature (CONFIG_IP_FIREWALL_VERBOSE)
> > of the firewall. When I flood ping an address for which packets will
> > be logged via syslog the machine crashes. And you won't call the
> > packet logging via printk & syslog hyper optimized, don't you?
>
> Its quite fast (or would be) but syslog writes to the log synchronously.
> Its one of those things 2.1.x has fixed 8)

Newer syslogd's let you disable the fsync call on a per logfile basis, so
that writing lots of log info doesn't have to be a kick in the balls for
your disk and i/o performance.

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