Bug 98182

Summary: Bad: Some of the messages from an executable in rc.sysinit do not appear in /var/log/messages
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Bharavi Oak <bharavi.oak>
Component: sysklogdAssignee: Jason Vas Dias <jvdias>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Bharavi Oak 2003-06-27 16:11:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
If an executable in called in rc.sysinit file. The executable logs 4 messages 
using syslog C function calls. But only two of these four messages appear 
in /var/log/messages file. The other two messages are lost.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
sysklogd-1.4.1-4

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an executable with 4 calls to "syslog" C function.
2. Add call of that executable in rc.sysinit (just before LVM initialization 
step)
3.Reboot the system
    

Actual Results:  Opened /var/log/messages file and searched for all 4 messages 
from the executable. Only two of the messages could be found. The first and 
second message were found, that too on on a single line. The third and fourth 
message were lost.

Expected Results:  All the 4 messages from the executable should have been 
found in /var/log/messages file.

Additional info:

On Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1, it is observed that in the same situation, only 
the alternate messages appear in /var/log/messages. The first and third message 
appear but the second and fourth message is lost.

Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2004-08-24 23:32:59 UTC
Just clearing out old bugs here.
Messages logged with syslog before the /var filesystem is mounted
read/write will not appear in /var/log/messages ; that is why
we use initlog before this point in rc.sysinit.
This problem does not appear to be current with syslogd-1.4.1-22 .