svlogd - can I prove it's reading the config file?

Denys Vlasenko vda.linux at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 21 16:40:01 UTC 2011


On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM, David Collier
<from_busybox_maillist at dexdyne.com> wrote:
> I have svlogd working very nicely, except it seems to take no notice of
> the config file
>
> I have for example ( slightly edited to fit in 72 chars )
>
> /home/go_netrix # ls -l /var/log/modem_comms
> total 2556
> -rwxr--r--  1 root  root  999020 Jan 21 15:08  @4000...39a175323a13f8.s
> -rwxr--r--  1 root  root  999006 Jan 21 15:39  @4000...39a8c5188e4140.s
> -rw-r--r--  1 root  root    1921 Jan 21 15:36 config
> -rw-r--r--  1 root  root  588233 Jan 21 15:57 current
> -rw-------  1 root  root       0 Jan 21 14:53 lock
>
> but  cat /var/log/modem_comms/config| grep -v \#  gives me ( after
> removing blank lines )
>
> s50000
> n3
> t30
>
> I've tried s 50000 as an alternative.
>
> =======
>
> having read the man page I can see no way to get it to flag to me whether
> it is locating and reading my config file - it seems to default to
> silence if it isn't happy.... and it clearly isn't happy ...

Run

strace -oLOG svlogd /var/log/modem_comms </dev/null

and post LOG here.

-- 
vda


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