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Re: Working of Syslogd
On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 12:36:03PM +0530, Mandar Behere wrote:
> I will like to know few things about Syslog. The main issues I am
> looking at are
> 1. Is it threadsafe ?
syslogd AFAIK is not multithreaded. Therefore the issue of thread safety
As far as syslog(3) is concerned, it works over sockets and therefore
should be safe to use from a multithreaded program. Read the sources
for a definitive answer.
> 2. What is commonly followed strategy for backing up the syslog files
> specially for embedded Linux systems?
With most distributions, there is a log rotation facility, run as a
cron job. Perhaps you can enhance the cron job to back up.
> 3. Is there any tool available to which will parse the log files and
> give me the information in an arranged manner ?
Many - lookup in freshmeat.net. Also read the LIH archives - there was
some discussion about a perl script that did log coloring.