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log forwarding performance and OS bottleneck

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http://serverfault.com – How many logs/second can usually be handled by syslog servers? By syslog servers, I am referring to rsyslog, syslog-ng, splunk etc. The intent of the question is to find out at what logs/second rate the OS (Linux kernel >=3.0) becomes bottle-neck. So far, I am able to forward about 10,000 logs/sec using UDP. If I increase the rate, logs start getting dropped. I don't know what is causing the drops, is it the application (it is a custom build log server) or is it the OS? Can you please share your experience with regards to how many logs/second you are able to transfer without seeing any dro (HowTos)