[ILUG] system monitoring and logging s/w
paulj at alphyra.ie
Tue Jan 8 16:10:32 GMT 2002
On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, Ray Kelly wrote:
> MRTG is a wonderful little tool but I've seen a "slightly"
> misconfigured cfg file (read overzealous) completely murder a non
> slouch of a server in the past! So be wary of how much you're
> recording if you use that.
hey, i think i know what machine you're talking about. :)
basically, if you run mrtg from cron you'll have the overhead of mrtg
parsing the config everytime. (which can be big if you've a big
config). an alternative is to run mrtg as a daemon, then that parsing
only happens once.
> mise le meas
> Ray ...
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