[vdr] vdr slow when syslogd running

Dr. Werner Fink werner at suse.de
Mon Aug 7 13:20:36 CEST 2006

On Sun, Aug 06, 2006 at 12:39:13PM +0200, joern at bredereck.net wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried several vdr versions, but they all share the same problem on my 
> Ubuntu (currentyl 6.06) box: vdr starts very slowly when the syslog daemon 
> is running. The vdr bootup takes about 1-2 minutes with syslog running. 
> After stopping the syslogd vdr starts in about 10 seconds and responds in 
> no time.
> Has anybody heard of this problem and has some kind of clue how to fix it 
> or to dig deeper in order to find the reason?

Don't know anything about Ubuntu but I guess that the syslogd
is forced to write out any log message in synch.  You should
configure your syslogd or syslogd-ng in such a way that only
emergency and warning messages are written out in sync and
the rest of all messages just asynchronously.


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