Bug 39744 - Log level 0 logs excessively
Log level 0 logs excessively
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cipe (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-08 19:48 EDT by Scott Schmit
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-07 18:46:56 EDT
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Description Scott Schmit 2001-05-08 19:48:36 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)

Description of problem:
I've insmod'd cipcb with cipe_debug=0 and the logging is *still* excessive.
The logging needs to be a bit more intelligent.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. modprobe cipcb cipe_debug=0
2. start up a cipe connection
3. use it a while
4. grep cip /var/log/messages
5. grep cip /var/log/messages | wc -l
6. cat /var/log/messages | wc -l
7. note the percentage

Actual Results:  360/471

considering that 357 of those lines were "... cerberus ciped-cb[nnnn]:
keepalive timeout", this is a bit much

Expected Results:  Don't log timeouts when the number of timeouts allowed
is -1
This alone would go a long way, but a lot of the logging is unnecessary
cipe_debug should default to zero--most people don't need to know about
every packet sent and recieved.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Scott Schmit 2001-07-11 17:57:14 EDT
My error... if I insmod cipcb cipe_debug=0, it'll have no debug output.

Problem is that this isn't default. Putting options cipcb cipe_debug=0 in
/etc/modules.conf fixes it, but this should be done by the cipe package (or the
source should be patched to make it default.)
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-07 13:12:18 EDT
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Comment 3 Scott Schmit 2006-08-07 18:30:14 EDT
I've moved on to Fedora Core long ago. I no longer have a need for cipe and
would probably set up IPSEC in its place anyway, so I don't mind if you close
this bug as DEFERRED/WONTFIX/CANTFIX or whatever is appropriate.

Thanks for the followup, even if it's been sitting in your hopper for 5 years. :-)
Comment 4 Nalin Dahyabhai 2006-08-07 18:46:56 EDT
Hmm, I don't think we're going to be changing this at this point.  Given that
the package is gone in current releases, closing as won't-fix.

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