syslog-ng as default system logger...

Daniel J Blueman daniel.blueman at
Tue Jan 13 20:23:02 UTC 2009

What reasons are against moving from sysklogd to a modern syslog
daemon, such as the excellent syslog-ng?

It runs as a single process (vs multiple ones in sysklogd), has lower
RSS use, has smarter disk flushing, and has some really practical
features, such as allowing remote logging to per-host files; I move to
it on all servers and desktops I deploy and enjoy the benefits in a
cluster/HPC environment.

If the jaunty window is closed, what is the best way to open
discussion on this for jaunty+1 (having missed it yet again)?

Daniel J Blueman

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