[syslog-ng]preparing syslog-ng 1.6.6

Josť Pedro Oliveira syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu
Mon, 31 Jan 2005 20:33:24 +0000

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> As there are some changes since syslog-ng 1.6.5, I'd like to release a
> new version. Before doing so I'd like to ask you to test the latest
> snapshot a little bit. The most important and risky change seems to be
> this one:
> 2005-01-20  Balazs Scheidler  <bazsi@bzorp.balabit>
>         * src/main.c: fix possible log message losing during HUP as
>         syslog-ng was not accepting messages for 1 second and these
>         messages were dropped, processing changed so we still wait 1
>         second to flush buffers but also accept messages in this interval,
>         so the window of losing messages becomes much smaller. (fixes:
>         http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=282771)
> Everything else is minor, and although they might cause build problems 
> on some platforms, I doubt they'd cause real problems.

The above patch corrected the out of order messages when handling the
SIGHUP signal:

    Sep 30 20:35:58 pateta syslog-ng[1858]: STATS: dropped 0
    Sep 30 20:45:58 pateta syslog-ng[1858]: STATS: dropped 0
 >> Sep 30 20:51:06 pateta syslog-ng[1858]: new configuration initialized
 >> Sep 30 20:51:05 pateta syslog-ng[1858]: SIGHUP received, restarting
    Sep 30 21:01:06 pateta syslog-ng[1858]: STATS: dropped 0

Previously reported in:

> The latest snapshot is here:
> http://www.balabit.com/downloads/syslog-ng/1.6/src-snapshot/
> The summary of changes can be found in the file named ChangeLog within 
> the tarball. If no show-stopper bugs are found, I'm going to release 
> syslog-ng 1.6.6 this week.

There is a small error in the Changelog.  The 2004-08-05 entry reports
that syslog-ng 1.6.5 needs libol version 0.3.15.  It should be libol
version 0.3.14 (not 0.3.15).

Josť Pedro Oliveira
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