Re: anvil logging

From: Mark Watts (no email)
Date: Mon Sep 01 2008 - 09:37:47 EDT

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    On Monday 01 September 2008 14:21:56 Wietse Venema wrote:
    > Mark Watts:
    > > Is there a mechanism to reduce/stop the logging that anvil does?
    > No. Anvil logs something when it terminates (Postfix is not receiving
    > mail), and it logs something every 10 minutes or so when Postfix
    > is busy.
    > > I have a low-traffic mail server and I'd prefer anvil to not log anything
    > > if possible.
    > >
    > > Am I limited to setting anvil_status_update_time to something high? (~1
    > > week)
    > That would suck up an insane amount of memory when you get
    > hit by a backscatter wave.
    > What is the problem that you are trying to solve and that could
    > not be solved with grep(1)? Please describe the problem not the
    > solution. Are you worried that the disk wears out, or that you are
    > accelerating the thermodynamic death of the universe?
    > Wietse

    My "problem" can be solved by grep, but since anvil's statistics are of no
    immediate use to me, I see little point in filling my logs with them.


    Mark Watts BSc RHCE MBCS
    Senior Systems Engineer
    QinetiQ Applied Technologies
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