[Buildroot] sysklogd 1.6: messages from klogd are logged to user facility

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Wed Aug 5 20:51:53 UTC 2020

Hello Andreas,

On Wed, 5 Aug 2020 19:55:50 +0200 (CEST)
Andreas Hilse <andreas.hilse at ipcomm.de> wrote:

> there is an issue with sysklogd 1.6 (buildroot 2020.02.3).
> The package includes its own implementation of openlog/syslog/vsyslog in
> src/syslog.c to be able to log kernel messages to the kern facility.
> The included syslog/vsyslog functions are not the ones getting executed,
> thus kernel messages are marked with the user facility when they arrive in
> syslogd.
> I guess there was a change in the Makefile or glibc 2.22-2.29 which
> results in taking precedence for these functions compared to sysklogd
> 1.5.1 (buildroot 2016.08).
> Can you suggest a workaround/patch for this or are there plans to move to
> a newer version of sysklogd?
> Or should we just switch to rsyslog/syslog-ng?

I am not really familiar with the internals of sysklogd, but there are
definitely newer versions available:


Have you tried if version >= 2.0 would fix your issue ? It seems like
version 2.0 is really a major rewrite.

In any case, we would very much welcome Buildroot patches to update
sysklogd to a newer version.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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