[BusyBox-cvs] busybox/sysklogd Config.in,1.1,1.2

Erik Andersen andersen at codepoet.org
Fri Feb 28 07:21:00 UTC 2003


Update of /var/cvs/busybox/sysklogd
In directory winder:/tmp/cvs-serv26430

Modified Files:
	Config.in 
Log Message:
Add all the syslogd help text


Index: Config.in
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RCS file: /var/cvs/busybox/sysklogd/Config.in,v
retrieving revision 1.1
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -d -r1.1 -r1.2
--- Config.in	5 Dec 2002 08:41:32 -0000	1.1
+++ Config.in	28 Feb 2003 07:20:55 -0000	1.2
@@ -5,44 +5,79 @@
 
 menu "System Logging Utilities"
 
-config CONFIG_KLOGD
-	bool "klogd"
-	default n
-	help
-	  Please submit a patch to add help text for this item.
-
-config CONFIG_LOGGER
-	bool "logger"
-	default n
-	help
-	  Please submit a patch to add help text for this item.
-
 config CONFIG_SYSLOGD
 	bool "syslogd"
 	default n
 	help
-	  Please submit a patch to add help text for this item.
+	  The syslogd utility is used to record logs of all the
+	  significant events that occur on a system.  Every
+	  message that is logged records the date and time of the
+	  event, and will generally also record the name of the
+	  application that generated the message.  When used in
+	  conjunction with klogd, messages from the Linux kernel
+	  can also be recorded.  This is terribly useful,
+	  especially for finding what happened when somthing goes
+	  wrong.  And something almost always will go wrong if
+	  you wait long enough....
 
 config CONFIG_FEATURE_REMOTE_LOG
 	bool "  Remote Log support"
 	default n
 	depends on CONFIG_SYSLOGD
 	help
-	  Please submit a patch to add help text for this item.
+	  When you enable this feature, the syslogd utility can
+	  be used to send system log messages to another system
+	  connected via a network.  This allows the remote
+	  machine to log all the system messages, which can be
+	  terribly useful for reducing the number of serial
+	  cables you use.  It can also be a very good security
+	  measure to prevent system logs from being tampered with
+	  by an intruder.
 
 config CONFIG_FEATURE_IPC_SYSLOG
 	bool "  Circular Buffer support"
 	default n
 	depends on CONFIG_SYSLOGD
 	help
-	  Please submit a patch to add help text for this item.
+	  When you enable this feature, the syslogd utility will
+	  use a circular buffer to record system log messages.
+	  When the buffer is filled it will continue to overwrite
+	  the oldest messaged.  This can be very useful for
+	  systems with little or no perminant storage, since
+	  otherwise system logs can eventually fill up your
+	  entire filesystem, which may cause your system to
+	  break badly.
 
 config CONFIG_LOGREAD
 	bool "  logread"
 	default y
 	depends on CONFIG_FEATURE_IPC_SYSLOG
 	help
-	  Please submit a patch to add help text for this item.
+	  If you enabled Circular Buffer support, you almost
+	  certainly want to enable this feature as well.  This
+	  utility will allow you to read the messages that are
+	  stored in the syslogd circular buffer.
+
+config CONFIG_KLOGD
+	bool "klogd"
+	default n
+	depends on CONFIG_SYSLOGD
+	help
+	  klogd is a utility which which intercepts and logs all
+	  messages from the Linux kernel and sends the messages
+	  out to the 'syslogd' utility so they can be logged.  If
+	  you wish to record the messages produced by the kernel,
+	  you should enable this option.
+
+config CONFIG_LOGGER
+	bool "logger"
+	default n
+	depends on CONFIG_SYSLOGD
+	help
+	  The logger utility allows you to send arbitrary text
+	  messages to the 'syslogd' utility so they can be
+	  logged.  This is generally used to help locate problems
+	  that occur within programs and scripts.
 
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