[syslog-ng] Syslog-ng 1.6.9 just stops...
Andreoli, Tony A. USNUNK NAVAIR B1490, R215
tony.andreoli at navy.mil
Wed Mar 1 20:18:55 CET 2006
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I do have it running, but the problem is
more frequent than nightly. My logrotate script gets run every night at
midnight, yet syslog-ng has stopped running 5 times today (in the last 6
hours) on one of my systems.
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[mailto:syslog-ng-bounces at lists.balabit.hu] On Behalf Of David Anderson
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 12:19
To: Syslog-ng users' and developers' mailing list
Subject: Re: [syslog-ng] Syslog-ng 1.6.9 just stops...
Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 3:01:47 PM, you wrote:
I'm using 1.6.9 (upgraded from 1.6.6 because I was seeing the same
problem). I have it running on 8 different servers at different
locations, some are SMP, some aren't. On these hosts, we have anywhere
from 2 to 14 devices logging to the servers, some via 514/tcp, others
via 514/udp. All of the loggers typically sit with a load average < 1
(usually not even registering), and a cpu idle of 99%. 7 of these
remote loggers also log to our local machine, but only 5 lines every 2
minutes (for stats).
What I've noticed (and I've seen this on all of them at one time or
another), is that syslog-ng just stops. ps shows it running, but the
log file (/logs/messages) never changes. If I tcpdump on the interface
that it's listening on, I see traffic, and it seems that the act of
tcpdumping causes the log file to start to grow again, then a little
while later, it may stop again. It's sporadic though, on one of my
systems, it hasn't done it in over 2 months, on another, it's done it 3
I've pulled out my last hair and still haven't come any closer to a
solution. I've recompiled the source, loaded 3 different versions, etc.
The only thing common is that all of these systems are running RHEL3.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You haven't got Logrotate running, have you? I found that unless I
restarted syslog-ng in the rotate scripts, then nothing further was
David mailto:dma at pern.co.uk
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