[syslog-ng] Small log entries are discarded in 1.4.0
Thu, 9 Mar 2000 20:11:23 +0100
> I have found another serious bug in the 1.4.0 syslog-ng code. Actually
> the bug is in libol. The log is configured to read log entries from a
> named pipe, write them to a local file, and forward them to a remote
> machine which writes them to a file. The input testing program is writing
> log entries which are four bytes: three bytes of integers and a carraige
> The problem is that syslog-ng is throwing away most of these entries. It
> reads 1024 bytes from the input pipe. 1024 bytes is 256 log entries. It
> then takes 100 of these entries and puts them in the log queue. These 100
> are logged properly, and then another 1024 bytes are read from the
> pipe. The remaining 156 log entries from the original read are simply
hmmm... maybe you could increase the log queue size via log_fifo_size() ?
> Also, I found another small bug in src/sources.c. On line 128, memcpy is
> used to copy memory between overlapping regions. At least on Linux,
> memcpy should not be used to copy between overlapping
> regions. memmove() should be used instead.
hmm... that code is rather ugly, so I may have to rewrite it a bit.
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