[syslog-ng] performance

Jeffrey W. Baker jwbaker@acm.org
Mon, 08 May 2000 09:53:23 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 8 May 2000, Florin Andrei wrote:

> 	How syslog-ng deals with high-volume logging? The old syslogd is very bad
> in this respect; if you feed it with lots of logs, the system slows down
> horribly.
> 	So, how does syslog-ng behaves in such cases?

I find that syslog-ng drops approximately 95% of all log entries when the
system generates them quickly.  This is using the tcp protocol and writing
to a file on the remote machine.

This has kept me from trying to implement syslog-ng in production.