[systemd-devel] what does systemd do if the syslogd errs on start?
rgerhards at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 07:11:04 PDT 2011
I hope this is the right list. I wonder what systemd does if the
syslogd does not start when told to do so.
Reason behind this question: in rsyslog, I try hard to record messages
even if rsyslog.conf is screwed up. For that reason, I accept
partially complete configs. And if things go really bad and I can not
get anything that "looks" working, I startup a special, hardcoded,
minimal config. All of this just in an effort to prevent log message
Now with systemd around, I hope I can do the cleaner thing and just
err out and terminate rsyslogd. That would probably alert users much
better. It would also clean up the code and be less surprising to
users (it either works fully correct or not at all - what you usually
expect). I assume that in this situation systemd takes the log socket
over again. Am I right with that? What would be the best way to log a
message to systemd in such a situation? Via the usual syslog()
mechanism (with rsyslog being a client in this case)?
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