[syslog-ng]Re: syslog-ng bug: newlines in messages

Balazs Scheidler [email protected]
Sun, 27 Aug 2000 15:39:55 +0200


> If a syslogged message contains a newline, syslog-ng writes the
> message with the newline still embedded.  This plays havoc with syslog
> parsing.  Other syslogd implementations replace the newline with
> something else (ie. a space.)  bind-8.2.2P5, on startup, logs a
> message that contains an embedded newline.  The Linux kernel also
> occasionally logs messages that contain newlines.

I've just comitted a fix, it should be available in the next version, or
apply this patch:

diff -u -r1.19 log.c
--- log.c       2000/03/01 22:02:47     1.19
+++ log.c       2000/08/27 13:39:32
@@ -155,6 +155,9 @@
                lm->stamp = now;
        }

+       for (oldsrc = src, oldleft = left; oldleft; oldleft--, oldsrc++) {
+               if (*oldsrc < 32) *oldsrc = '.';
+       }
        lm->msg = c_format_cstring("%s", left, src);
 }


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