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SubjectRe: syslog() blocks on glibc 2.1.3 with kernel 2.2.x
Horst von Brand wrote:

> > > If you send SIGSTOP to syslogd on a Red Hat 6.2 system (glibc 2.1.3,
> > > kernel 2.2.x), within a few minutes you will find your entire machine
> > > grinds to a halt. For example, nobody can log in.
> Great! Yet another way in which root can get the rope to shoot herself in
> the foot. Anything _really_ new?

OK, let's go a step further - what if syslog dies or breaks in some way
shape or form so that the syslog() function blocks...?

My worry is the one that was originally raised but ignored: syslog() should
not BLOCK regardless of whether it's local or remote. syslog is not a
reliable mechanism and many programs have been written assuming they can
fire off syslog() calls without worry.

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