[syslog-ng] syslog-ng 3.19 not processing /dev/log on RH#L6

Szakacs, Attila attila.szakacs at balabit.com
Mon Jan 28 09:11:01 UTC 2019

Hi Evan,

Thank you for the heads-up!

This issue might be related to this PR:
I will try to reproduce it.

Best regards,

On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 9:51 PM Evan Rempel <erempel at uvic.ca> wrote:

> We just had a network even in our environment that resulted in many hosts
> being isolated on the network in some very odd ways.
> The hosts had some connections inbound, but no outbound and the network
> seemed to come and go very quickly.
> syslog-ng detected that it lost connection to its down-stream syslog
> collectors a did the normal connection reaping. We have this set for 5
> seconds.
> At some point the syslog-ng process terminated and the supervisor process
> launched a new child. This worked well, but in
> this odd senario this happened quickly and at on point the supervisor
> process failed to reap one of its defunct children but still launched a new
> child
> process. The defunct process seemed to hold onto the /dev/log handle so
> the new child could not get access to it and the result is that
> we lost hours of logs that flow through the /dev/log socket.
> When we discovered the issue, there where two children of the supervisor
> process. One sas in a "defunct" state while the other was running,
> but only logging kernel messages (from /dev/kmsg) and from the internal
> syslog-ng source.
> I suspect that the child reaping process on SIGCHLD does not use a while
> loop and misses some children.
> Evan.
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