svlogd features

David Collier from_busybox_maillist at dexdyne.com
Thu Jan 20 13:43:00 UTC 2011


I've installed busybox svlogd

Can I ask which features of the config file it supports, if any?

#ssize                                                                  #
sets the maximum file size of current when svlogd should rotate 
#    the current log file to size bytes.                        
#    Default is 1000000. If size is zero, svlogd doesn't rotate log 
#    files. You should set size to at least (2 * len).           
#nnum                                                                   #
sets the number of old log files svlogd should maintain to num.
#    If svlogd sees more that num old log files in log after log file 
#    rotation, it deletes the oldest one.                      
#    Default is 10. If num is zero, svlogd doesn't remove old log files.
#Nmin                                                                   #
sets the minimum number of old log files svlogd should maintain #     to
min.
#     min must be less than num.                        
#     If min is set, and svlogd cannot write to current because the 
#       filesystem is full,
#                    and it sees more than min old log files,  
#                           it deletes the oldest one.       
#ttimeout                                                               #
sets the maximum age of the current log file when svlogd should 
#      rotate the current log file to timeout seconds.            
#    If current is timeout seconds old, and is not empty, svlogd 
#      forces log file rotation.                                      
#!processor                                                             #
tells svlogd to feed each recent log file through processor 
#     (see above) on log file rotation.                              
#    By default log files are not processed.                       
#ua.b.c.d[:port]                                                        
#    tells svlogd to transmit the first len characters of selected log
#     messages to the IP address a.b.c.d, port number port.    
#    If port isn't set, the default port for syslog is used (514).
#    len can be set through the -l option, see below.                
#    If svlogd has trouble sending udp packets, 
#     it writes error messages to the log directory.
#    Attention: logging through udp is unreliable, 
#     and should be used in private networks only.
#Ua.b.c.d[:port]
#    is the same as the u line above, but the log messages are no 
#     longer written to the log directory,                          
#     but transmitted through udp only.                       
#    Error messages from svlogd concerning sending udp packages still 
#     go to the log directory.


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