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Re: Fedora 6 Advice

katsumi liquer wrote:
One issue I have had with RHEL 4.x is closely related with VMware

A second feature which I don't like about RHEL is that the syslog
daemon is permanently configured for event suppression -- meaning that
if a certain event repeats a certain number of times, syslog will
print out a message like: 'message repeated' -- and you can't disable
this behavior. it is all fine and good, except when you are trying to
get very accurate statistics from your syslog daemon, say for an IDS.
I talked to RH tech support about this, and they said that suppression
is there to protect your log file size, and that you can't disable it.

I recall that there is a kernel printk imposed the rate limit - I did not think klogd or syslogd imposed any rate limit. It is configurable, check with sysctl command :

# sysctl -a |grep printk_ratelimit
kernel.printk_ratelimit_burst = 10
kernel.printk_ratelimit = 5

From the file /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-2.6.9/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt in the kernel-doc rpm:


Some warning messages are rate limited. printk_ratelimit specifies
the minimum length of time between these messages (in jiffies), by
default we allow one every 5 seconds.

A value of 0 will disable rate limiting.



While long term we enforce one message per printk_ratelimit
seconds, we do allow a burst of messages to pass through.
printk_ratelimit_burst specifies the number of messages we can
send before ratelimiting kicks in.



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