Re: [PATCH v3 00/11] Add namespace support for syslog

From: Serge E. Hallyn
Date: Wed Aug 14 2013 - 11:30:24 EST

Quoting Rui Xiang (rui.xiang@xxxxxxxxxx):
> On 2013/8/8 9:37, Gao feng wrote:
> > On 08/07/2013 03:55 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> >>
> >> Since this still has not been addressed. I am going to repeat Andrews
> >> objection again.
> >>
> >> Isn't there a better way to get iptables information out than to use
> >> syslog. I did not have time to follow up on that but it did appear that
> >> someone did have a better way to get the information out.
> >>
> >> Essentially the argument against this goes. The kernel logging facility
> >> is really not a particularly good tool to be using for anything other
> >> than kernel debugging information, and there appear to be no substantial
> >> uses for a separate syslog that should not be done in other ways.
> >
> > containerizing syslog is not only for iptables, it also isolates the /dev/kmsg,
> > /proc/kmsg, syslog(2)... user space tools in container may use this interface
> > to read/generate syslog.
> >
> > But I don't know how important/urgent this containerizing syslog work is,
> > Rui Xiang, can you find an important/popular user space tool which uses this
> > interfaces to generate kernel syslog?
> >
> There are some other cases. Some warnings (bad mount options for tmpfs,
> bad uid owner for many of them, etc) emerged in the container should
> be exported to the container. Some belong on the host - if they show
> a corrupt superblock which may indicate an attempt by the container
> to crash the kernel. Like these, Kernel will print out warnings when
> userspace in container uses a deprecated something or other, and these
> logs should be invisible and specific for current container.
> I can't say this work is terribly compelling and important, but the
> impact may be obvious, IMO.

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