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Re: Hurd logging. (was zalloc panic)

From: Neal H Walfield
Subject: Re: Hurd logging. (was zalloc panic)
Date: 02 Mar 2002 20:12:32 -0500
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> Neal H Walfield wrote:
> > 
> > Can you justify why this is better than syslog?
> It is not inherently better than syslogd.  It does, however,
> serve a slightly different class of process.  I am not opposed in
> principle to adapting syslog to handle Hurd/Mach ports as
> opposed to Unix  domain sockets or UDP sockets.  The current
> implementations of syslogd I have been exposed to assume that
> the caller is sending information out on Unix sockets, UDP
> sockets which in my opionion are not the appropriate vessels
> for logging Hurd events.

Both unix domain sockets and udp ports are just ports with a bit of

> This is particularly true if the
> socket translator is to send messages. Using syslog as the
> basis for an implementation is probably a good idea, but in
> its present state, I don't think it is usable in general for
> hurd translators.

What do you mean by "its present state."  And if syslogd is lacking,
would it not, perhaps, be better to try to extend it?

> The second point is that many of the hurd translators do not use
> syslog (perhaps out of concern for the issues I raise above).

If you look at the TODO list, you will see:

        * syslogify everything !

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