mislabelled entries in syslog
In my system log I see a lot of this sort of thing:
2015-01-21T13:53:11.027361-08:00 localhost genunix: [ID 486395 kern.info] NOTICE: e1000g0 link down
Where the message begins with "NOTICE" but it's in kern.info and not kern.notice.
2015-01-21T12:14:23.530625-08:00 localhost genunix: [ID 321598 kern.info] NOTICE: iommulib_nexus_register: rootnex-1: Succesfully registered NEXUS i86pc nexops=fffffffffbd141c0
Possibly down to me using rsyslog but I'm not sure.
Updated by Gary Mills about 6 years ago
I'm seeing the same thing with the stock syslog daemon:
May 2 15:39:29 ati rge: [ID 801725 kern.info] NOTICE: rge0: Using MSI interrupt type May 2 15:39:29 ati mac: [ID 469746 kern.info] NOTICE: rge0 registered May 2 15:39:33 ati mac: [ID 435574 kern.info] NOTICE: rge0 link up, 1000 Mbps, full duplex May 2 15:28:51 tyan mac: [ID 486395 kern.info] NOTICE: e1000g0 link down May 2 15:30:24 tyan mac: [ID 469746 kern.info] NOTICE: e1000g0 registered May 2 15:30:27 tyan mac: [ID 435574 kern.info] NOTICE: e1000g0 link up, 1000 Mbps, full duplex
Should the log severity level match the severity level included in the message, or should they be independant? I'm wondering if this is really an error, or just the way things are done in illumos.