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Date: 2004Sep7
OS: Linux

Q. Is there any way to reduce disk activity on a busy Linux box?

A.
I recently read in man page for /etc/syslog.conf that you
place a dash in front of file names to precent syncing.
I did this for some busy logs and it has reduced disk activity
noticibly. 

eg:

mail.* -/var/log/maillog

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