[CentOS] /var/log/lastlog on x86_64

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 19:16:40 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-06 at 14:04, David Johnston wrote:
> > I was getting trouble with a 'grep something /var/log*' which caused the 
> > "Memory exhausted" message. With some deeper search I found the lastlog 
> > file in /var/log/ to be 1.2T sized.

> 2) Change the format of lastlog so it doesn't use a sparse file.  This
> isn't trivial, but I think it's probably the best solution in the long
> run (unless #1 happens).

This is painful for most ways of backing up and cloning systems too.
How about gdbm format as something that would work with miminal

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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