cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/syslogd syslogd.c

John-Mark Gurney gurney_j at
Thu Mar 30 21:42:19 UTC 2006

Christian S.J. Peron wrote this message on Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:04 +0000:
> csjp        2006-03-30 21:04:52 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     usr.sbin/syslogd     syslogd.c 
>   Log:
>   Currently, if writing out a log entry fails, we unlink that log entry from our
>   internal list of logfiles. So if writev(2) fails for potentially transient
>   errors like ENOSPC, syslogd requires a restart, even if the filesystem has
>   purged.
>   This change allows syslogd to ignore ENOSPC space errors, so that when the
>   filesystem is cleaned up, syslogd will automatically start logging again
>   without requiring the reset. This makes syslogd(8) a bit more reliable.

I'd be cool if there was a log entry that logged the fact that we couldn't
write entries for a time due to no space on the device, so that going back
through the logs, you could understand why there was a big gap...

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