syslog: some files stop logging on reload

Hans Dampf dub at
Mon Apr 28 10:54:42 UTC 2008

Package: sysklogd
Version: 1.4.1-21ubuntu3
Severity: normal
File: syslog

/etc/init.d/sysklogd reload behaves different from /etc/init.d/sysklogd restart
in that files that receive logs, and that are not directly below /var/log, but
eg. below /var/log/news stop logging on reload. only restarting sysklogd will
make it open and write those files again.

to test do below commands and compare the directory listings:

/etc/init.d/sysklogd restart
ls -l /proc/$(cat /var/run/
/etc/init.d/sysklogd reload
ls -l /proc/$(cat /var/run/


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers gutsy-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'gutsy-updates'), (500, 'gutsy-security'), (500, 'gutsy')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-14-server (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_AT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_AT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages sysklogd depends on:
ii  adduser            3.103ubuntu1          Add and remove users and groups
ii  klogd [linux-kerne 1.4.1-21ubuntu3       Kernel Logging Daemon
ii  libc6              2.6.1-1ubuntu10       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  lsb-base           3.1-23.1ubuntu3       Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  sysv-rc            2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu31 System-V-like runlevel change mech

sysklogd recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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