The rocket-fast system for log processing

ChangeLog for 5.1.4 (devel)

Version 5.1.4 [DEVEL] (rgerhards), 2009-08-20

  • legacy syslog parser changed so that it now accepts date stamps in wrong case. Some devices seem to create them and I do not see any harm in supporting that.
  • added $InputTCPMaxListeners directive – permits to specify how many TCP servers shall be possible (default is 20).
  • bugfix: memory leak with some input modules. Those inputs that use parseAndSubmitMsg() leak two small memory blocks with every message. Typically, those process only relatively few messages, so the issue does most probably not have any effect in practice.
  • bugfix: if tcp listen port could not be created, no error message was emitted
  • bugfix: discard action did not work (did not discard messages)
  • bugfix: discard action caused segfault
  • bugfix: potential segfault in output file writer (omfile) In async write mode, we use modular arithmetic to index the output buffer array. However, the counter variables accidently were signed, thus resulting in negative indizes after integer overflow. That in turn could lead to segfaults, but was depending on the memory layout of the instance in question (which in turn depended on a number of variables, like compile settings but also configuration). The counters are now unsigned (as they always should have been) and so the dangling mis-indexing does no longer happen. This bug potentially affected all installations, even if only some may actually have seen a segfault.