sysutils/rsyslog8-devel cooking machine

Waitman Gobble uzimac at
Tue Mar 11 20:50:10 UTC 2014


I have been experimenting with rsyslog8-devel to centralize logs from vm 
instances running on the machine. (maybe there is a better way?)

I was having some overheating issues (system shuts off), noticed that on 
a rebooted machine with not much running (no X, no vm's) , noticed CPU 
load at 1.36+, cpu temperature at 86C, with the rsyslog process tanking 
the machine.

Killed it and cpu load stabilized at .11, cpu temp is down to 55c at the 

Has anyone else noticed this? Maybe I have something set wrong.

 > cat /usr/local/etc/rsyslog.conf

$UDPServerAddress *
$UDPServerRun 514
$AllowedSender UDP,,
$AllowedSender UDP,,

*.err                   action(type="omfile" file="/dev/console")
kern.warning            action(type="omfile" file="/dev/console")
auth.notice             action(type="omfile" file="/dev/console")
mail.crit               action(type="omfile" file="/dev/console")

*.notice                action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/messages")
authpriv.none           action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/messages")
kern.debug              action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/messages")                action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/messages")
mail.crit               action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/messages")
news.err                action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/messages")

security.*              action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/security")               action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/auth.log")           action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/auth.log")               action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/maillog")                action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/lpd-errs")                action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/xfer.log")
cron.*                  action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/cron.log")
*.debug                 action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/debug.log")
*.emerg                 action(type="omfile" file="/dev/console")            action(type="omfile" file="/var/log/console.log")

# uncomment this to enable logging to a remote loghost named loghost
#*.*                                            @loghost
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Thanks for any tips or pointers.

Waitman Gobble
San Jose California USA

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