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Old 11-25-2002

Working out of AIX 4.3.

All logs that were written via application suddenly stopped. executing a tail -f <logfile> was not producing any results.

Tried to refresh the syslogd (daemon). When executing "refresh -s syslogd" system would display
<<0513-036 The request could not be passed to the syslogd subsystem.>>

I then grep'd for the syslogd daemon which was up and running.

<< root 52722 5444 0 Nov 22 - 1:29 /usr/sbin/syslogd >>

Since I did not know what to do next I thought I'd restart the process.
Then I killed the process.
Then restarted the daemon .... got this message <<0821-600 ./syslogd: continuing without SRC support>>

Then executed the refresh again, this time
got message << 0513-036 The request could not be passed to the syslogd subsystem.
Start the subsystem and try your command again. >>

Went into smitty " Processes and Subsystems". Started the subsystem. However when checked via listing all subsystems the syslogd showed up as , 'inoperative'

My concerns are.....

Firstly, eventhough the syslogd daemon was up and running, why was the refresh message 0513-036 displayed?
Secondly, why does the status show inoperative, even when I started the subsystem.
and finally how do I get the syslogd status to active..

# 2  
Old 11-26-2002
You may have already tried this, but here goes.

I would simply kill and restart the daemon with the "-D" option. This will redirect all responses that would normally go to the console. Also, if you have an /etc/syslog.conf file make sure it is readable. This file tells the daemon where to put the logs it receives. YOu can specify it with the -f FILENAME option.

Use this command line::
/usr/sbin/syslogd -d -D -f /etc/syslog.conf

The lower -d turns on debugging.

Read thru the manpage again maybe you missed something.
# 3  
Old 11-26-2002
Thank you very much for the input..
I did however go crazy over the man pages and Document Library at AIX, finally got into "Operating System Devices" where currently Iam going through the "Starting and Stopping of a Subsystem".

So, back to the cure... Before I started the Subsystem, I HUP'd the syslogd. Then went into smitty and then continued with the Starting of Subsystem process and ... guess what, the system now lists as 'active'. Once completed I also refresh -s syslogd and I got the message below
"0513-095 The request for subsystem refresh was completed successfully. "

The reading still continues.........

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