[syslog-ng] bug report
mzagrabe at d.umn.edu
Mon Oct 9 16:16:41 CEST 2006
On Sat, 2006-10-07 at 11:53 +0200, Balazs Scheidler wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-10-06 at 11:07 -0500, Matt Zagrabelny wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-10-06 at 11:13 +0200, Balazs Scheidler wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2006-09-21 at 14:29 -0500, Matt Zagrabelny wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 2006-09-21 at 20:53 +0200, Sandor Geller wrote:
> > > > > Matt Zagrabelny wrote:
> > > > > > does anyone on the list know the preferred way of submitting bug reports
> > > > > > to the developers?
> > > > >
> > > > > Why don't you send your report to the list?
> > > >
> > > > just wanted to make sure the bugreport wouldnt fall on deaf ears. ;)
> > > >
> > > > the problem has to do with using the program() destination driver
> > > > dropping syslog entries, or at least the program not receiving them. it
> > > > may very well be a problem with the program i am using, but i thought i
> > > > would pass it on to the experts.
> > > >
> > > > what happens is that when the program() is executing a remote command,
> > > > for example via ssh, any successive input on STDIN is dropped or not
> > > > received or not sent or something. thus to test this phenomenon, the
> > > > program() must get more than one line at a time (or perhaps, at least a
> > > > second line before the remote program is done executing). exact timing
> > > > of the failure hasnt been investigated yet. the test below uses the auth
> > > > facilities because establishing an ssh connection sends more than one
> > > > message to syslog.
> > >
> > > syslog-ng 1.6.x does not ensure that input and output flows are
> > > controlled, e.g. it might happen that more messages enter syslog-ng than
> > > it is able to send out.
> > >
> > > If the internal log message fifo overflows (you can control its size
> > > using log_fifo_size) syslog-ng will start dropping messages, and it
> > > reports such cases in the "STATS" message it generates every once in a
> > > while.
> > i am not sure i agree...
> > the default setting for 'log_fifo_size' is 100, mine is set for 2048.
> > the log path in my problem is getting *two* lines at a time.
> > again, the scenario is that the *second* line is always dropped while
> > the destination driver's program is executing a remote command (such as
> > 'ssh remote_ip sleep 5'). if the destination driver's program is
> > executing a local command (such as 'sleep 5') then the second line is
> > *not* dropped.
> > psedo-code for driver's program:
> > open file handle
> > while (input)
> > write input to file
> > ssh localhost sleep 5 << causes lines to be dropped
> > sleep 5 << replace with this line causes lines not to
> > be dropped
> > end
> > output just generated from destination driver's program:
> Hmm... If ssh allocates a pty (which it does not by default for remote
> command executions), the input/output processing is asynchronous, and
> some data might still be transferred to the server even if the program
> there does not really read them (e.g. the pseudo terminal driver
> consumes input on the server side into its internal buffer, even if the
> program running on that virtual terminal does not read)
> I'm not sure a similar thing would happen if a pty is not allocated, but
> I would use strace on the ssh process and see what it reads on its
> standard input. You could do something like:
i did not run the strace...
> ssh localhost sleep 5 < /dev/null
that did it. thanks for the help!
Matt Zagrabelny - mzagrabe at d.umn.edu - (218) 726 8844
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