Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54561
A bad syslogd.conf make computer freeze
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
My bad syslogd.conf file ends by
When syslogd starts, there is a warning message about this problem.
But when I try to switch to another console, the computer freezes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.4-7
Always (on the same computer)
Steps to Reproduce:
3.Switch to another console
Actual Results: The computer freeze
The computer is under kernel 2.2.19
I have found that syslogd on RH 7.1 attempts to restart 6 times. The restart
mechanism is incorrect, and tries to spawn too many syslogd daemons. I have also
found that attempting a shutdown or xinetd restart during that time will cause
hard lockup or oops. In my particular case, I'm using SMP. This is the second
time I've hit this problem, and it should be moved up in priority.
Just clearing out old bugs here.
This bug was fixed a long time ago, but never got closed.
It is certainly fixed in the current version of syslog: