Amavisd logging question
Mark.Martinec+amavis at ijs.si
Tue Mar 8 15:57:18 CET 2011
> >> I have been noticing for quite some time that amavisd-new logs test
> >> results messages to the maillog differently at time. For example:
> >> Feb 27 14:22:06 mail amavis: (27931-08) Passed CLEAN
> >> Feb 27 14:22:56 mail ch4-03611-04): (03611-04) Passed CLEAN
> >> These are 2 different message that amavisd-new tested and reported to
> >> the maillog as "Passed CLEAN". However, notice that the first log entry
> >> clearly shows it came from "amavis", but the second log entry show it
> >> came from "ch4-03611-04)". Note that there is also a closing ")" is the
> >> second log entry but no opening "(".
> >> Any ideas why this is happening and what I can do to fix it? I am
> >> currently running amavisd-new-2.6.4 (20090625).
> > What syslog variant are you using?
> > Looks like part of a process name ($0) ends up as a syslog ident.
> I'm running Fedora 12:
> Linux mail.inetmsg.com 188.8.131.52-175.fc12.i686.PAE #1 SMP Wed Dec 1
> 21:45:50 UTC 2010 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
> rsyslogd 4.4.2, compiled with: [...]
I just came across a note in the syslog(3) man page on Linux:
The argument 'ident' in the call of openlog() is probably stored as-is.
Thus, if the string it points to is changed, syslog() may start prepending
the changed string, and if the string it points to ceases to exist, the results
Perhaps using a static variable would help, in case the Unix::Syslog
module does not cope with this detail.
Could you please try the attached patch for 2.6.4 (same for 2.7.0).
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