#1 - SYSLOG: Many users notice that they get "--MARK--" messages in their SYSLOG files. Why? A: This is a feature of SYSLOG to let you know that its still working, though it has nothing to report. If you don't like this behavior (or it was automatically enabled via a RPM update, etc), edit its loading to be something like "syslogd -m 0" Redhat: edit the /etc/rc.d/init.d/syslog file Slackware: edit the /etc/rc.d/rc1.inet file #2 - SYSLOG: Many users notice that they sometimes get the following message: "May 2 04:02:21 rocko kernel: klogd 1.3-3, log source = /proc/kmsg started. May 2 04:02:21 rocko kernel: Inspecting /boot/System.map May 2 04:02:22 rocko kernel: Loaded 4253 symbols from /boot/System.map. May 2 04:02:22 rocko kernel: Symbols match kernel version 2.0.36. May 2 04:02:22 rocko kernel: No module symbols loaded." What is this from? A: This is from Redhat's "logrotate" program restarting the SYSLOG service. No worries.. this is normal.