misc/118248: newsyslog does not obey -s (nosignal) flag

Eirik Øverby ltning at anduin.net
Sun Nov 25 12:00:03 PST 2007

>Number:         118248
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       newsyslog does not obey -s (nosignal) flag
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Nov 25 20:00:02 UTC 2007
>Originator:     Eirik Øverby
>Release:        6.2
FreeBSD xxx.xxxxx.xx 6.2-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p5 #0: Thu Jun  7 23:54:27 CEST 2007     root at xxx.xxxxx.xx:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP  i386

The newsyslog program has an option -s to specify that processes should not be signaled when logs are rotated. This is particularly useful with the -R option. However, newsyslog attempts to signal the PID specified in newsyslog.conf no matter if -s is specified or not.
newsyslog -sR "Testing" <path-to-log-file>


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