On 2010-11-24 14:07, DenverD wrote:
> hdlbq wrote:
>> Don’t waste your precious time answering me.
> why are you still asking questions?
> the only real question here is: Why are you using preload?
> you don’t know, and neither does anyone else here…as i said earlier:
> “i can’t imagine why/how you might benefit from it on a server”
For the same reason we all do: because suse installs it:
cer@Telcontar:~> rpm -q preload
I have it installed, but I did not do it. And it certainly runs:
Telcontar:~ # chkconfig boot.startpreload
> uninstall it and see what happens…
That something will probably break. Notice that it is not documented:
cer@Telcontar:~> rpm -ql preload
No man page, no readme. It is one of those things the devs at opensuse do
for our benefit, without asking us >:-)
A search provides the culprit:
cer@Telcontar:~> grep preloadtrace.log /etc/init.d/*
Another look at that file tell us who wrote it:
Copyright (c) 2007 SuSE GmbH Nuernberg, Germany. All rights reserved.
So certainly the suse devs are writing the log to /dev. As a hack, the OP
could edit that file to write the log somewere else (with a symlink, lest
something else breaks), and also write a Bugzilla so that the devs that
configured this know that it breaks and solve it.
And please, don’t kill the messenger (hdlbq) >:-)
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)