Syslogd: exiting on signal 15



  • Hi again!

    On a pfSense 2.1.5 nano-console 4g I noticed yesterday that no events were logged any more for some time and I did a reboot. Right after finishing reboot, the log showed

    Nov 20 20:34:41 syslogd: exiting on signal 15

    Just after starting:

    Nov 20 20:34:40 php: rc.bootup: Creating rrd update script
    Nov 20 20:34:39 php: rc.start_packages: Restarting/Starting all packages.
    Nov 20 20:34:39 php: rc.newwanip: ROUTING: setting default route to xxx.yyy.zzz.aaa
    Nov 20 20:34:39 php: rc.start_packages: Restarting/Starting all packages.
    Nov 20 20:34:36 php: rc.newwanip: rc.newwanip: on (IP address: xxx.yyy.zzz.bbb) (interface: WAN[wan]) (real interface: re1).
    Nov 20 20:34:36 php: rc.newwanip: rc.newwanip: Informational is starting re1.
    Nov 20 20:34:32 check_reload_status: Starting packages
    Nov 20 20:34:32 php: rc.newwanip: pfSense package system has detected an ip change -> 10.0.9.2 … Restarting packages.
    Nov 20 20:34:32 check_reload_status: Reloading filter
    Nov 20 20:34:32 php: rc.newwanip: rc.newwanip: on (IP address: 10.xxx.aaa.bbb) (interface: []) (real interface: ovpnc2).
    Nov 20 20:34:32 php: rc.newwanip: rc.newwanip: Informational is starting ovpnc2.
    Nov 20 20:34:31 check_reload_status: Starting packages
    Nov 20 20:34:31 php: rc.newwanip: pfSense package system has detected an ip change -> 10.0.8.2 ... Restarting packages.
    Nov 20 20:34:31 check_reload_status: Reloading filter
    Nov 20 20:34:31 php: rc.newwanip: rc.newwanip: on (IP address: 10.bbb.ccc.ddd) (interface: []) (real interface: ovpnc1).
    Nov 20 20:34:31 php: rc.newwanip: rc.newwanip: Informational is starting ovpnc1.
    Nov 20 20:34:30 check_reload_status: rc.newwanip starting re1
    Nov 20 20:34:28 check_reload_status: rc.newwanip starting ovpnc2
    Nov 20 20:34:28 kernel: ovpnc2: link state changed to UP
    Nov 20 20:34:27 check_reload_status: rc.newwanip starting ovpnc1
    ...

    And the box stopped logging anything, while snort apparently is doing fine (but not getting logged in the syslog)...

    I had a look, found nothing meaningfull, except that others have reported such stuff for BSD in the past.

    Any idea how to reslove this?

    Many thanx in advance

    chemlud

    PS: After a reboot I find the same syslogd exit 15 message in the log, but the logging CONTINUES as normal afterwards?!?! What's that?



  • Hello,

    I have the same behavior on a 2.2 pfsense. After a reboot, the last message in the logs is :

    syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    

    And then no more logging.

    Is there a way to restart the syslog daemon without rebooting the whole firewall?

    Thanks.
    Nicolas



  • After some more research, I found this issue:

    https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/4393

    I applied the patch, and also cleared the logs. Now logging is running fine again.

    Nicolas



  • i have a similar issue. no matter what i configure to send to a remote host, only ipv6 information are send to the remote machine :-(

    even though i installed the patch mentioned here, it does not work! the wiered thing is, that i don't have configured any IPv6 usage at all!

    any ideas?

    Thomas



  • just as a note:
    Had the same issue on an Alix APU running 2.2.2. full build: Tried to solve it with the patch, but it is not applicable anymore!?

    As a temporary solution I started syslogd via ssh.


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