date: 2008-01-09 14:16:50+00:00

'Debian Etch : disable the "-- MARK --" log'

categories: - Debian/Ubuntu - Linux - NSLU2

I installed Debian on an NSLU2.

The system is running off a USB thumb drive.

In order to maximize the lifetime of the drive, I need to limit the number of writes to it.

-- MARK -- entries in the logs are (from my understanding) pretty useless for that system, here's how to disable them.

Edit /etc/defaults/syslogd

Change the SYSLOGD option to the following :

SYSLOGD="-m 0"

Restart syslogd : invoke-rc.d sysklogd restart