[syslog-ng] Periodic "Destination timed out, reaping" and disconnection on a write fifo (pipe)

Charles Eidsness charles at ccxtechnologies.com
Fri Jun 21 16:22:51 UTC 2019

I kind of feel like this is going to be a dumb question but I just can't
figure this out.

I'm trying to get syslog-ng working with sagan, but every 60 seconds
syslog-ng closes the fifo it's writing to, which closes the sagan
connection to the fifo. When running in verbose mode syslog-ng is throwing up
a "Destination timed out, reaping..." message.

I simplified my syslog-ng configuration to:

source s_sys {

destination d_fifo {

log {

And then run use cat to read the fifo:
cat /tmp/test.fifo

It sends all of the log traffic every but every 60 seconds cat closes. Is
this expected behavior? Am I missing something?

I'm using syslog-ng version 3.19.1.


Charles Eidsness
Chief Engineer
*CCX Technologies*
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