Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7617
sysklogd running with -r and -s options causes server to stop accepting connections after a couple hours
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:11:33 EDT
Brand new RedHat 6.1 install with all security updates as of today
Hardware is Pentium III - 500, 256M RAM, 3Com FastEtherlink XL, SiS 6326
Machine stopped accepting new connections after a couple hours running.
Kernel error messages indicated that no file handles were available.
Last time, killing sysklogd fixed the problem without reboot. Since the
first symptom was that the machine ceased accepting new connections, I
tried restarting sysklogd without -r and without -s. It appears to be
stable in this configuration, but I need syslog to accept remote log
Is the machine publically available on the internet? If so,
you may want to firewall your syslog port so that only
the machines you want to connect can connect.
If the machine can only be reached by your log clients,
I'm testing it here, and it does *not* seem to be
leaking file descriptors under normal operation.