XLF: Legacy Log Problems
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Fri Jul 10 15:43:30 BST 1998
Martin Gleeson wrote:
> This is the one concern I have with XLF. I already do the above with my
> web log analysis tool, pwebstats. And that's the problem - for example,
> the logs from our proxy server are 600Mb per week, gzipped, -9, and
> increasing. Whilst one of my next tasks is to have pwebstats handle
> incremental updates, it still shows the scope of the problem, especially
> for those who may need to keep a permanent copy of their logs for whatever
> reason. An order of magnitude increase in size creates difficulties when
> a feature of many logfile formats is representing the necessary information
> in the smallest reasonable space.
I understand your problem. However, even a 10-fold increase in
uncompressed size will *not* translate into a 10-fold increase in
compressed size, because most of the added material will be intensely
repetitive: tags, attribute names, markup characters.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at ic.ac.uk the following message;
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at ic.ac.uk the following message;
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at ic.ac.uk)
More information about the Xml-dev