Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471176
SYSLOG(3) enhancement request
Last modified: 2013-04-15 05:00:29 EDT
Description of problem:
syslog(3) online manual explains LOG_KERN facility level.
Current explanation "kernel messages" is not enough.
Because some other flavor of Unix syslog man page explains
this facility can be generated only by kernel.
Messages generated by the kernel. These cannot be generated
by any user processes.
LOG_KERN Messages generated by the kernel. These cannot be gener-
ated by any user processes.
So, the RHEL manual need to add the limitation.
A user tried logger -p kern.debug "abc123"
and he expected the logger output should route to /var/log/kernel.log file,
which was specified by syslog.conf.
The acutual result was, the messages goes to /var/log/users
log, because the logger output has a user facility.
I know this is expected result.
But in order to answer this is expected, I need an evidence
on the man page. The current man syslog(3) of the RHEL5 is
not enough for my purpose.
Communicate with upstream maintainer Michael Krrisk by
private e-mail. He wrote to me he will add one line,
" These cannot be generated by any user processes."
> Thanks for your report and all the background.
> I agree with you, and
> have changed things as you suggest for man-pages-3.14.
I hope this information help.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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