in reply to Removing old records from log files

With that rate of logging, you are likely to need locks the logger respects to modify the file in place. Given that, a binary search strategy will speed your search for the cutoff time. RecursivelyIteratively estimate the location of the first record you want to keep.

Another approach would be to set up a cron job renaming the log file out of the way at set times. You may have a system utility called logrotate which specializes in that.

Update: Oops :-)

After Compline,

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Re: Re: Removing old records from log files
by claree0 (Hermit) on Aug 22, 2001 at 14:31 UTC

    Luckily, locks are not an issue (see above). The binary searchstrategy, however, does sound like a good idea!