The Journal - a proposed syslog replacement
Posted Nov 23, 2011 9:06 UTC (Wed) by anselm
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There are various interesting things one could straightforwardly do with a well-designed binary log file format that are difficult to do with the current free-for-all text files. Efficient search according to (a combination of) different criteria is perhaps the most obvious candidate.
I agree that it is important to have a tool that will dump the binary file to a readable text file if required, but it seems to me that much of the »binary format sucks, over my dead body« we hear here is due to a Pavlov reflex.
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