[syslog-ng]syslog-ng 1.4.7 crashing randomly

Adam Steffes asteffes@asteffes.com
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 13:21:12 -0700

I've been trying to compile 1.4.15 with the latest libol and can't get it to
work.  I'm no developer, really, so I've been grasping at straws to get it
to work.  I'll post some errors.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Balazs Scheidler" <bazsi@balabit.hu>
To: <syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu>
Cc: "Adam Steffes" <asteffes@asteffes.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 4:55 AM
Subject: Re: [syslog-ng]syslog-ng 1.4.7 crashing randomly

On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 11:05:43AM -0700, Adam Steffes wrote:
> I'm running syslog-ng 1.4.7 on a Solaris 7 machine which acts as a
> for my production servers and main log repository server.  It crashes
> without warning, without logging any problems beforehand, and often
> several attempts at restarts before staying up. Time between crashes seems
> random; it will go for a few days, die, require ten restarts in five
> to keep it up, then run for another week before having any problems.
> 'gdb' says it's dying from a SIGKILL but I don't have anything running on
> the machine that would send it any such flags.
> Any ideas what is going on here?
> I found two messages in the archives from Oct. 2001 asking similar
> questions, but no resolutions:
> Nicholas Berry nberry@ragingwire.com
> Wed, 10 Oct 2001 09:10:13 -0700
>   a.. I too am having the same issue with crashing under Solaris 8 with
>   syslog-ng 1.5.10, but my crashes happen several hours between each
>   other.

you might try to upgrade to a decent 1.4.15 first.

SIGKILL usually indicates that syslog-ng killed itself via abort() (it uses
SIGABRT on Linux, but that might not exist on Solaris, or it simply does it

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