[syslog-ng] Logging loop

Balazs Scheidler bazsi at balabit.hu
Fri Jun 1 21:24:31 CEST 2007

On Fri, 2007-06-01 at 15:38 +0000, Bryan Henderson wrote:
> I think logging to a pipe is even more likely to fail (and thereby
> generate a logging loop) than logging to a file, which I already know
> is too risky.  Avoiding loops is much more important than preserving
> the messages, so I will probably either stop logging of the "internal"
> source altogether, or route the messages to a "user" destination
> (i.e. write to a logged-in terminal).  The "user" destination seems to
> be really simple and highly robust.
> But I might be able to do better with a small enhancement to the code.
> I'm thinking of something that drops any message generated internally
> while in the process of logging a message from source 'internal'.

That's a good idea. I'll look into implementing this.


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