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syslog-ng : STAT dropped 0

Jack Vo
Occasional Contributor

syslog-ng : STAT dropped 0

Hi all,
I'm using HP RX7640 and OS - Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10.
The server always automatically restart each hour.

This is the log file about syslog-ng, I don't know what it means. Can anybody help me to understand about it ???

# /var/log/messages
rncm2000:~ # less /var/log/messages | grep syslog-ng
Sep 13 00:45:04 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3674]: new configuration initialized
Sep 13 00:45:07 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3674]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 00:45:07 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3674]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 01:44:35 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3689]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 01:44:36 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3689]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 01:44:36 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3689]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 02:42:50 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3695]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 02:42:51 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3695]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 02:42:51 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3695]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 03:42:50 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3695]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 03:54:04 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3668]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 03:54:05 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3668]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 03:54:05 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3668]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 04:20:21 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3680]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 04:20:22 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3680]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 04:20:22 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3680]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 05:20:21 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3680]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 05:35:34 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3677]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 05:35:35 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3677]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 05:35:35 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3677]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 05:46:47 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3682]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 05:46:48 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3682]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 05:46:48 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3682]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 06:46:47 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3682]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 06:58:09 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3677]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 06:58:10 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3677]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 06:58:10 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3677]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 07:13:23 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3699]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 07:13:24 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3699]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 07:13:24 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3699]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 08:13:24 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3699]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 08:28:39 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3679]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 08:28:40 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3679]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 08:28:40 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3679]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 09:28:39 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3679]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 10:14:50 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3692]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 10:14:51 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3692]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 10:14:51 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3692]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 11:14:50 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3692]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 11:31:26 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3686]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 11:31:28 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3686]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 11:31:28 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3686]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 11:39:26 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3661]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 11:39:27 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3661]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 11:39:27 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3661]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 11:47:01 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3689]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 11:47:02 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3689]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 11:47:02 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3689]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 12:47:01 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3689]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 13:02:18 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3669]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 13:02:19 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3669]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 13:02:19 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3669]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 14:00:15 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3687]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 14:00:16 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3687]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 14:00:16 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3687]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 14:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: syslog-ng version 1.6.8 starting
Sep 13 14:06:00 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/xconsole
Sep 13 14:06:00 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: Changing permissions on special file /dev/tty10
Sep 13 15:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 16:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 17:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 18:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 19:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 20:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 21:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 22:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 13 23:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 00:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 01:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 02:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 03:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 04:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 05:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 06:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 07:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 08:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 09:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 10:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 11:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 12:05:59 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
Sep 14 13:06:00 rncm2000 syslog-ng[3678]: STATS: dropped 0
1 REPLY
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: syslog-ng : STAT dropped 0

"STATS: dropped 0" means that within the last hour, there has been zero occasions where syslog-ng would have dropped a message. That would happen if there would have been too many messages to handle, or if syslog-ng would have been configured to ignore some messages.

In other words, everything is just fine, unless you actually _want_ to drop some of the log messages you're receiving...

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