Bug 10363 - Invalid socket causes syslog to spin
Summary: Invalid socket causes syslog to spin
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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: 17188 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-03-26 22:39 UTC by scottyin
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:13 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-27 16:54:38 UTC
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Description scottyin 2000-03-26 22:39:04 UTC
Using the -a option on syslogd to specify a log socket in a directory that
does not exist will cause syslogd to drive CPU usage to 100% and refuse to
listen to log requests on legit sockets.  This means that if you aren't
logged in as root, you will have to hit the reset button, because su,
sshd, etc. all want to write to syslog before they let you become root.


/sbin/syslogd -m 0 -a /tmp/dir_that_doesnt_exist/log

causes CPU usage to go to 100% and local syslog requests to lock up.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-03-27 16:54:59 UTC
Fixed in sysklogd-1.3.31-17.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-10-02 22:16:12 UTC
*** Bug 17188 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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