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

Christian S.J. Peron csjp at
Fri Mar 31 16:54:09 UTC 2006

Christian S.J. Peron wrote:

> Robert Watson wrote:
>> On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, Christian S.J. Peron wrote:
>>> Although I agree this is a good idea, I think it would be more 
>>> appropriate to place these kinds of checks in newsyslog(8) so that 
>>> other programs logging can take advantage of this.
>> The program generating the log message is presumably the one that has 
>> to decide not to generate it if space is low.  Log messages currently 
>> come from syslogd.  Are you actually suggesting that syslogd should 
>> read the newsylogd.conf file to find settings?
>> Robert N M Watson
> No not necessarily,
> Just that perhaps we should add a "This log file can only consume %X 
> of the file system is resides on" and rotate the files possibly? I 
> have not given it a great deal of thought as of yet. In any case, I am 
> open to suggestions for this problem. I agree the feedback loop is not 
> desirable.

Actually, forget what I just said here, as it's not always syslogd 
filling the filesystems up. I just realized that it doesn't actually 
solve our problems :)

Christian S.J. Peron
csjp at FreeBSD.ORG
FreeBSD Committer
FreeBSD Security Team

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