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Re: best way of logging on flash based systems

On Sun, 13 Apr 2008, matthew sporleder wrote:

>                                                /var/log/xferlog
> # rm xferlog
> # ls -l xfer*
> ls: xfer*: No such file or directory
> # /etc/rc.d/syslogd restart
> Stopping syslogd.
> Starting syslogd.
> # ls -l xfer*
> -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  0 Apr 13 22:10 xferlog
> I think you need to have syslogd=YES in your rc.conf before any of the
> other stuff for that trick to work.

syslogd=YES is the default (in /etc/defaults/rc.conf).

I can't repeat that.

tx:work$ cd /var/log
tx:log$ grep xferlo /etc/syslog.conf                                                                                  /var/log/xferlog
tx:log$ ls -l xferlog                                                          
-rw-------  1 root  wheel  0 Nov  8 02:00 xferlog
tx:log$ sudo rm xferlog 
tx:log$ ls -l xferlog    
ls: xferlog: No such file or directory
tx:log$ sudo /etc/rc.d/syslogd restart
Stopping syslogd.
Waiting for PIDS: 17960.
Starting syslogd.
tx:log$ ls -l xferlog                  
ls: xferlog: No such file or directory

I have:

tx:log$ ident /etc/rc.d/syslogd                                                
     $NetBSD: syslogd,v 1.15 2004/10/11 13:29:52 lukem Exp $
tx:log$ ident /usr/sbin/syslogd
     $NetBSD: crt0.c,v 1.5 2007/09/27 10:51:18 dogcow Exp $
     $NetBSD: syslogd.c,v 1.84 2006/11/13 20:24:00 christos Exp $
     $NetBSD: utmpentry.c,v 1.13 2008/03/08 22:41:03 dholland Exp $

And when I looked at this last week with debugging I saw message about 
missing log file. Again I do it with debugging:

/var/log/xferlog", f, "*", "*")
syslogd: /var/log/xferlog: No such file or directory

(I think that error should be reported without debugging too.)

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