[syslog-ng] Re: syslog-ng on BSDI 2.1

Balazs Scheidler bazsi@balabit.hu
Tue, 16 May 2000 21:24:13 +0200

> For assorted reasons we're using a BSDI 2.1 system and I would like to
> install syslog-ng on it. I have got 1.4.3 working with the exception of
> kernel logging. It turns out that there is also a special device "/dev/klog"
> which you can read the kernel syslog messages from, but when I add it with
> a file("/dev/klog") in a source statement, the messages are not flagged
> as LOG_KERN but instead defaulting to LOG_USER.
> I presume it's because bsdi 2.1 doesn't put <nnn> at the front of these
> messages. The behaviour of /dev/klog does not appear to be documented,
> and I don't have source around. My guess is that it's encoding the pri
> in some other way. Any ideas?

You could use another source for kernel messages:

source s_kernel { file("/dev/klog"); };
destination d_kernel { file("/var/log/kern.log"); };
log { source(s_kernel); destination(d_kernel); };

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