[syslog-ng]again: qmgr stops logging

Florian Kessler fke@sk-kessler.de
Sat, 15 Jun 2002 11:34:29 +0200

Hi all,

i discussed an obviously well-known problem on postfix-users yesterday:

> Hi all,
> i'm using debian/testing with postfix and syslog-ng here.
> I have the same problems a lot of people (i.e. Othmar,
> http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/postfix/2000-12/0432.html) have
> had long time before:
> qmgr entries are all missing in log after restarting syslog(-ng)!
> The only proposal to solve the problem i could find on the web is to
> update syslogd
> I've tried syslog-ng/unstable and sysklogd, but this didn't solve the
> problem.
> Any other hints?
> Thanks in advance,
> Florian

Wietse and Varadi:

-specify an extra logging socket: not done, because i=B4m not using chrooted
-update to syslog-ng 1.5.15: done
-try SIGHUP instead of restart: done

but i keep loosing qmgr messages after a syslog-ng restart/reload
in the meantime i updated my system to postfix from unstable (mail_version =

Wietses final word:
> There's little Postfix can do about it.
> The syslog() CLIENT code is part of your system library. Some
> syslog() implementations will attempt to reconnect when they find
> out that the server is disconnected.
> Wietse

So, any hints?

Thanks in advance,