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Werk #7489: mk_logwatch: optimize regex search

ComponentChecks & Agents
Titlemk_logwatch: optimize regex search
Date2019-06-25 09:31:00
Checkmk EditionCheckmk Raw Edition (CRE)
Checkmk Version1.6.0b3,1.7.0i1
LevelTrivial Change
ClassNew Feature
CompatibilityCompatible - no manual interaction needed

For regular expressions in a logwatch section leading or trailing '.*' portions can be a performance desaster. With long log lines, it can virtually render your system paralyzed. If you are not using any rewrite patterns though, you can omit leading and trailing '.*' expressions without changing the set of matched lines.

mk_logwatch now detects those cases, and will optimize the patterns accordingly.