Subject: Re: How do I supress/shrink VM Page Cache for large files?
To: None <>
From: Kamal R Prasad <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/13/2003 14:44:24
I missed the original post -but maybe if u r referring to problems with 
managing such a huge log file, 
why not use a syslogd approach. it moves the /var/log/messages file to 
another filename so that each file is manageable and you can locate your 
info easily.

On Fri, 2003-06-13 at 04:53, der Mouse wrote:
> > I've got an application that generates logging events to a file--
> > this file continually grows and can consume over 1 Gbyte of disk
> > space.
> > For my application, I will *never* read back the file,
> If you will *never* read it, I have to ask, why bother writing it?
> Surely the most effective and efficient thing to do is to just
> altogether skip writing data that will never be read....
Obviously its for logging as the poster said.
Application like an intrusion detection system may want to log alot of
data which can be analized on a different machine later.

Have you tried fsync ?

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