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  1. Introduction
  2. Boot Process
  3. Init and System Initialization
  4. rc.sysinit script
  5. rc script
  6. functions script
  7. Services
  8. apm daemon
  9. network startup
  10. The network script file
  11. The network-functions file
  12. Portmap startup
  13. Random initialization
  14. Syslog initialization
  15. Gated
  16. Atd
  17. cron initialization
  18. pcmcia
  19. inetd daemon
  20. named daemon
  21. lpd daemon
  22. mars-nwe
  23. netfs startup
  24. dhcpd daemon
  25. autofs daemon
  26. keytable daemon
  27. sendmail daemon
  28. gpm daemon
  29. httpd daemon
  30. xfs startup
  31. smb startup
  32. innd startup
  33. linuxconf startup
  34. rc.local script
  35. Init, Getty, Login
  36. The shell
  37. Shutting down
  38. X
  39. Conclusions
  40. App A. rc.sysinit listing
  41. App B. functions listing
  42. App C. rc listing
  43. Credits

Linux Syslog initialization

This script program starts the syslogd and the klogd programs as daemons. The klogd(8) daemon supports kernel message logging and the syslogd(8) program supports system logging. The file /etc/syslog.conf(8) controls the operation of the system logging daemon.

The syslog startup script

#!/bin/sh
#
# syslog        Starts syslogd/klogd.
#
#
# chkconfig: 2345 30 99
# description: Syslog is the facility by which many daemons use to log \
# messages to various system log files.  It is a good idea to always \
# run syslog.

# Source function library.
. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions

[ -f /sbin/syslogd ] || exit 0
[ -f /sbin/klogd ] || exit 0

RETVAL=0

# See how we were called.
case "$1" in
  start)
	echo -n "Starting system logger: "
	# we don't want the MARK ticks
	daemon syslogd -m 0 -r
	RETVAL=$?
	echo
	echo -n "Starting kernel logger: "
	daemon klogd
	echo
	[ $RETVAL -eq 0 ] && touch /var/lock/subsys/syslog
	;;
  stop)
	echo -n "Shutting down kernel logger: "
	killproc klogd
	echo
	echo -n "Shutting down system logger: "
	killproc syslogd
	RETVAL=$?
	echo
	[ $RETVAL -eq 0 ] && rm -f /var/lock/subsys/syslog
	;;
  status)
	status syslogd
	status klogd
	RETVAL=$?
	;;
  restart|reload)
	$0 stop
	$0 start
	RETVAL=$?
	;;
  *)
	echo "Usage: syslog {start|stop|status|restart}"
	exit 1
esac

exit $RETVAL