More messages in buffer than on syslog server

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Apr 7th, 2007
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If I have buffer logging and syslog set to record debugging level 7 messages, why do I see more messages sent to the buffer than the syslog server. I would have thought this would be equal. Such as:


rtrx>sh log

Syslog logging: enabled (44 messages dropped, 0 messages rate-limited, 0 flushes, 0 overruns)

Console logging: disabled

Monitor logging: disabled

Buffer logging: level debugging, 160 messages logged

Logging Exception size (4096 bytes)

Count and timestamp logging messages: disabled

Persistent logging: disabled

Trap logging: level debugging, 192 message lines logged

Logging to 64.x.x.x, 69 message lines logged


Log Buffer (16384 bytes):


Above, what are the 44 messages dropped?

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aghaznavi Thu, 04/12/2007 - 06:11
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In this case you might have configured the system to log messages to the buffer with certain severity and to the logging server with certain severity.


Richard Burts Thu, 04/12/2007 - 17:55
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The original post says that both buffer and syslog are set to level 7 messages. This appears to be confirmed in the output posted:

Buffer logging: level debugging, 160 messages logged

Trap logging: level debugging, 192 message lines logged


I wonder if it is a possibility that buffer logging was configured a bit later than syslog (trap) logging and that the 32 message difference is from the time difference in configuring?


HTH


Rick


tmarlow Fri, 04/13/2007 - 06:39
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Don't look at the trap logging, look at the logging to host x.x.x.x, there is a significant difference in the amount of messages that it has sent during the same time, because the count is from after a reboot.

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