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cipherus
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:13 am    Post subject: -- mark -- Reply with quote

In my /var/log/messages I frequently get lines like this:

Feb 28 10:35:26 localhost -- MARK --

What does this mean?
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phajdan.jr
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is your logger's kind of message that it's still alive and working. If you want to get rid of it, search the forums or manual.
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cipherus
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh yes, I see now. In the `man syslog-ng.conf` I found an option:

mark(n)
The number of seconds between two MARK lines. NOTE: not imple-
mented yet.

However it says not implimented, meaning I have no control by setting this option... boo.

Also something very weird that I've just noticed is that all the MARK entries have a date that appear well into the future, about a day or so. What does it pull this date from if not the same time that `date` does that gets regulated by ntp services? It's only the MARK entries that do this too, all the normal log messages are with the correct time.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I can tell the MARK messages are given UTC timestamps.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo to Duplicate Threads, refer to topic "Strange `--MARK--`".
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