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Sysadmins struggling to manage lots of logs may want to Like a new "friend", after Facebook last week decided to share its distributed log management system. If you're just running one site, Zuck's "LogDevice" code might not be for you: it's how Facebook makes sense of its 10 data centres, including how The Social Network™ …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's “designed to keep the number of disk seeks small and controlled, and the write and read IO patterns on the storage device mostly sequential”, the post says.

    That has immediate value here and not just for log data (real concern here) but in other database applications that share this characteristic pattern.

  2. Lotaresco


    "between 5 Gbps and 10 Gbps per second."

    Do you have Zuck's PIN Number to authenticate this detail?

  3. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    Which license?

    Facebook says its ultimate goal is to open source LogDevice, hopefully this year.

    I've just read my tea leaves - looks like it's going to be "BSD + Patents"

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