syslogd restarting issue

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syslogd restarting issue

Postby ravik » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:41 pm

I am porting legato framework on IMX6. I am getting following error while restarting syslogd with "/sbin/syslogd -C2000" command.

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/sbin/syslogd: invalid option -- 'C'
usage: syslogd [-drvh] [-l hostlist] [-m markinterval] [-n] [-p path]
 [-s domainlist] [-f conffile]



I checked with MangoH board, it seems the syslogd was built with busybox and it is accepting -C option.

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syslogd -> /bin/busybox.nosuid


Can you help to understand the purpose of "-C2000" option in "/sbin/syslogd -C2000" command. In rootfs of IMX6 the syslogd was not built with busybox. Is there any alternate option for syslogd for the same purpose served by -C option.
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Re: syslogd restarting issue

Postby scoulson » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:47 pm

Hi ravik,

I see this post is a few weeks old and perhaps you have solved this already, but for the record,

yes, we use the busybox syslogd and the meaning of the -C option is to specify the size of the circular RAM buffer in kB so in our case the size of the RAM buffer is set to 2000kB or 2MB. Obviously this is somewhat arbitrary and not a requirement of the framework.

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