[sf-lug] turn off all logs?

Ken Shaffer kenshaffer80 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 21:47:43 PST 2011

I just mount /var/log onto a ramdisk, and forget about them on my usb
thumbdrives.  I think most other flash memory systems I've seen do something
similar -- I use a ramfs, but need to use tmpfs for certain other things
like /var/cache/apt/archives because of the complaints of update-manager
about no room on a ramfs.  The fstab option for ramfs will take a size, and
the mount will report it, so you'd think something reasonable could be done
by the sytem call to report on size.

On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 5:30 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:

> Is it possible to turn off all logs on a Linux machine? I am thinking
> in the context of a system that uses a solid state drive (SD card or
> USB stick) and logs are not necessary (i.e. we are not looking at the
> logs at all). The possible outcome is that it would help with disk I/O
> and perhaps increase the life of the solid state media, although that
> doesn't seem to be much of a concern these days.
> Pointers? Ideas?
> cheers,
> Sameer
> --
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor, Information Systems
> Director, Campus Business Solutions
> San Francisco State University
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