The syslog-ng Insider 2022-06: RHEL 9; disk-buffer; Microsoft Linux;

Dear syslog-ng users,

This is the 103rd issue of syslog-ng Insider, a monthly newsletter that brings you syslog-ng-related news.


RHEL 9 syslog-ng news

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 became generally available recently. Version 3.35 of syslog-ng has been part of EPEL 9 (the semi-official extra software repo for RHEL maintained by Fedora packagers) for a while and now I enabled a few more destination drivers. I also enabled RHEL 9 support in my unofficial Git snapshot packages, so I can support RHEL 9 together with other RHEL and Fedora versions on the next syslog-ng release.

How does the syslog-ng disk-buffer work?

Last time, we had an overview of the syslog-ng disk-buffer. This time, we dig a bit deeper and take a quick look at how it works, and a recent major change that helped speed up the reliable disk-buffer considerably.

Installing syslog-ng on Microsoft Linux

Yes, Microsoft has its own Linux distribution, called CBL-Mariner. It is an internal Linux distribution by Microsoft used for cloud infrastructure and edge products and services. And even if it is not installed in the OS by default, CBL-Mariner also includes syslog-ng.


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