Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23480
RFE: Seperate Syslog, klog and minilog sockets
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:34 EDT
One of the things that bothers me is the way that syslog output currently
Create 3 different sockets for syslog, one for syslog (standard /dev/log,
standard permissions), one for klogd (with root-only access, so normal
users at least cannot fake kernel messages), and one for minilogd.
The minilogd and klog sockets would also allow for ordering of output on
boot, becuase currently it all gets rather jumbled. It should be possible
to read all of the waiting data on the klogd socket, then the data in the
minilogd socket, then the normal syslog traffic.
A sperate socket for klogd would allow syslogd to ensure that kernel
messages actualy came from the kernel (getting part way to fixing bug
10222). (BTW, OpenBSD does this, but they use syslogd for kernel messages,
and just add a simple check on the /dev/log input that it doesn't use the
Just clearing out old bugs here - this one ceased to be an issue