[syslog-ng] syslog-ng + klogd + susefirewall on power5/suse issues

Ian Veach imail at nevada.edu
Tue Jun 26 17:26:34 CEST 2007

We had a weird problem last week when trying to roll in syslog-ng 2.0.2 
over syslogd on SLES 9.3 running on IBM pSeries (PPC).  Sorry this is 
not directly syslog-ng (or is it?), but I'm hoping that someone on this 
list was in a similar situation or can shed some light.

I did what I could tell was the right thing, which was to disable klogd 
(and syslogd) before using syslog-ng, and my source looks something like 
                file ("/proc/kmsg" log_prefix("kernel: "));
                unix-stream ("/dev/log" max-connections(70));

When in place, syslog-ng seems to perform fine - it seemed to pick up 
all facilities and levels per initial testing.  However, the machine 
then promptly hung.  Or, rather, I found that all susefirewall packet 
messages (kernel, SFW2)) started going to console, in addition to file.  
I don't have any console destinations per se since these are headless, 
so I don't know exactly why messages would go to console when they 
should be going through /proc/kmsg (and thus syslog-ng), correct?

Thanks for any pointers!


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