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From Randy Terbush <ra...@zyzzyva.com>
Subject Re: limit on file descriptors (fwd)
Date Thu, 06 Jun 1996 17:34:52 GMT
> 
> 
> On Wed, 5 Jun 1996, Randy Terbush wrote:
> 
> > > Solaris' stdio library is broken, and uses a byte to represent fd values.
> > > This appears not to have been fixed in Solaris 2.5.
> > 
> > I think we should consider _not_ holding the logfile descriptor open.
> > This would at least give us some growing room until we can sort out
> > a better solution. (if there is one)
> 
> Sigh. The solution is well known; have a separate logging process.
> (i.e. re-invent the syslog wheel.)
> 
> More secure and more efficient.
> 
>  David.

If in fact this is the answer (and I tend to agree) why "re-invent"
syslogd?  Let's just add support for logging to syslog. This would
fit in nicely with the 'logging levels' idea that we have been kicking
around.




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