pm-utils for F8 and Advanced power management

Bastien Nocera bnocera at redhat.com
Wed Jul 16 15:37:20 UTC 2008


On Thu, 2008-07-10 at 15:10 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 09:02:30AM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > Maybe I'm unusual, but I rarely reboot my laptop cleanly. I'm not sure I'd
> > want X weeks of logs to go away.
> > 
> > Are there any sorts of mechanisms to do per-directory or per-file writeback
> > caching, so that /var/log/ could be set to 'sync only every 15 minutes',
> > or similar?
> 
> Not that I can think of. Implementing it in rsyslog might be the easiest 
> option, though that would still leave apps that do their logging by 
> hand. Maybe we should just fix them all up to use syslog when possible.

Maybe logrotate could copy the files from the tmpfs to disk on a
semi-regular basis, rather than hack this into syslog directly?

Would also mean that apps that have their own logging would work as
expected as well.




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