Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/syslogd
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/10/2004 14:06:10
[Thus spake Matt Thomas ("MT: ") Yesterday...]

MT: >Each time a new message comes in, first write out "N messages lost".
MT: >If that succeeds, write out the real message.  If not, discard the
MT: >real message and increment N.
MT: I thought of that, but I didn't think the overhead was worth it.

"Overhead"?  You have the strangest threshold for "overhead" I think
I've seen. :)  That seems pretty minimal to me.

Assignment:  Think about and expound upon the possibilities of these two
questions.  What would the world be like today if
    a)  the Roman Empire had been defeated early on? (religious implications)
    b)  the Stock Market had not crashed? (economical/political implications)