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Bug #4211

Some syslog facility names and symbols are missing

Added by Gary Mills almost 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
lib - userland libraries
Start date:
2013-10-15
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
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Description

The syslog facility numbers 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14 are missing from /usr/include/sys/syslog.h . They have no symbols or names in syslogd or logger, or their man pages. Since other operating systems use these facilities, their symbols and names should be added to illumos for compatibility.

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#1

Updated by Gary Mills almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 80

Where there were no conflicts, I decided to use the names and symbols already defined in BSD Unix. In the case of facility 9, where there is a conflict, I chose LOG_BSDCRON and bsdcron for those.

#2

Updated by Gary Mills almost 6 years ago

To be more generic, facility 9 will become LOG_ALTCRON and altcron.
The reason for adding the missing facility codes and names is to make syslog work better when syslog messages are forwarded from other systems. Without these changes, the only way to specify those facilities in syslog.conf is to use numbers, like this:

  72.debug        /var/log/cron
  80.debug        /var/log/auth
  88.debug        /var/log/daemon

With the changes, names can be specified instead.

#3

Updated by Gary Mills over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Pending RTI
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100
#4

Updated by Rich Lowe over 5 years ago

  • Category set to lib - userland libraries
  • Status changed from Pending RTI to Resolved
  • Tags deleted (needs-triage)

Resolved in ba91f08

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