syslog marking sendmail output as "kernel:"

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Oct 17 10:07:04 PDT 2007

On Oct 16, 2007, at 6:01 PM, Matt Emmerton wrote:
> There must be somewhere in the kernel where we're writing to the  
> syslog with an empty error string.  The syslog routines expect a  
> newline-terminated character string, so the lack of a newline  
> causes the next entry to be on the same line as the (non-existant)  
> kernel message.

Actually, syslog should be just fine without getting a trailing  
newline; from the manpage:

"    The message is identical to a printf(3) format string, except  
that `%m'
      is replaced by the current error message.  (As denoted by the  
      variable errno; see strerror(3).)  A trailing newline is added  
if none is


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