[syslog-ng] [patch] Fixes for 2.0.7 on not ipv6 aware systems

Corinna Vinschen vinschen at redhat.com
Tue Jan 8 10:33:36 CET 2008


On Jan  8 09:13, Balazs Scheidler wrote:
> Hi,
> Wow, syslog-ng 2.0.7 was not even announced yed, it was released
> yesterday, I wanted to do the announcement today.


> On Mon, 2008-01-07 at 21:32 +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > - Two functions in src/afsocket.c use AF_INET6 even if ENABLED_IPV6
> >   is not defined.
> > 
> > - The new loggen tool has a typo in usage(), printing -i instead of
> >   -I for the interval arg.
> > 
> > - loggen has a bug in the option handling.  Due to a missing colon
> >   in the option string, it crashes when using the -s option.
> I have commited these patches as they are trivial changes, thus do not
> need a CLA.

Thanks.  On second thought, I missed another trivial patch to loggen.
The -s option takes a parameter, but the usage string does not reflect
that fact:

	* tests/loggen/loggen.c (usage): Clarify -s usage.

--- loggen.c.X	2008-01-08 10:03:03.477272000 +0100
+++ loggen.c	2008-01-08 10:03:11.752376000 +0100
@@ -146,7 +146,7 @@ usage()
          "  --unix, or -x           Use UNIX domain socket transport\n"
          "  --stream, or -S         Use stream socket (TCP and unix-stream)\n"
          "  --dgram, or -D          Use datagram socket (UDP and unix-dgram)\n"
-         "  --size, or -s           Specify the size of the syslog message\n"
+         "  --size, or -s <size>    Specify the size of the syslog message\n"
          "  --interval, or -I <sec> Number of seconds to run the test for\n");

> > - loggen uses getaddrinfo/freeaddrinfo even on systems on which
> >   HAVE_GETADDRINFO is undefined.  I created replacement code using
> >   gethostbyname/gertservbyname on systems lacking getaddrinfo.
> I did not commit this one as this would require a signed CLA. Either I
> fix this on my own or you sign a Contributory License Agreement. Do you
> think the latter is feasible for you?
> http://www.balabit.com/network-security/syslog-ng/opensource-logging-system/contribution/

Ok with me, but I have to ask my employer first.  Given the simplicity
of the code, it's probably faster if you just create your own version :)

> > Another problem I have is this:  Given that loggen is in the tests
> > subdir, I'm wondering if it's correct that loggen is installed to
> > ${bindir} when running `make install'.  Is that really supposed to
> > happen or should `make install' skip loggen?
> It was meant to be installed, though putting it to "tests" might not be
> the best idea. "loggen" can be used to check the performance of one's
> configuration.

Ok, thanks.  I didn't want to create a syslog-ng package for Cygwin
with loggen if it's not clear that loggen has to be installed or not.
However, "loggen" is easily confused with "logger".  Wouldn't something
along the lines of "syslog-perf" be a better name for the tool?


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Project Co-Leader
Red Hat

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