[syslog-ng] runaway programs started by syslog-ng

Dev Man softwaremeister at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 19:59:31 CEST 2006


We have experienced cases of syslog-ng apparently launching multiple
instances of the same program unexpectedly, causing the machine to become
unusable.  Some of the launched processes can end up defunct, but not all
appeared to be when we checked the running processes.

Isn't syslog-ng only supposed to start a program if it was terminated?

In one case, we were seeing a constant stream of "duplicate stats counter"
messages like:
syslog.1:Oct 26 06:27:10 in-mta syslog-ng[29833]: Duplicate stats counter;

One machine was using syslog-ng version 1.9.11 and another version 2.0rc1.

Any suggestions?

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