Bug 565725 - RFE: please include recent /var/log/messages output of crashed programs
Summary: RFE: please include recent /var/log/messages output of crashed programs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abrt
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Denys Vlasenko
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2010-02-16 02:50 UTC by Lennart Poettering
Modified: 2011-06-24 03:25 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: abrt-2.0.3-1.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-24 03:25:06 UTC

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Description Lennart Poettering 2010-02-16 02:50:48 UTC
A lot of software writes output to syslog these days. It would be very useful if abrt crash reports would include that data. I think it should be feasible to grep /var/log/messages for all messages generated by the PID of the crashed program. I.e. if a process with pid 4711 crashes, then grep for \[4711\]: in /var/log/messages and attach that to the report.

Of course, not all apps log to syslog, and not all apps log with their PID. But for those which do this information could prove immensly useful. And if maintainers want syslog output in their abrt crash logs they should simply enable PID logging.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2010-03-15 15:05:00 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 13 development cycle.
Changing version to '13'.

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Comment 2 Denys Vlasenko 2011-05-10 15:37:23 UTC
Fixed in git by commit 09b5c4b42e9c75c523f4dc3a2036c33dfb5f234b

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Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-06-21 13:45:12 UTC
abrt-2.0.3-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-06-21 23:56:05 UTC
Package abrt-2.0.3-1.fc15:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing abrt-2.0.3-1.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-06-24 03:23:14 UTC
abrt-2.0.3-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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