syslogd offers some potential for logging certain system events - the things
that could/should be logged outside of any application logging that might
have been added by a developer. Unfortunately syslog’s documentation is
thin and finding out which QNX utilities and system processes make use of
syslog is quite difficult.
logger has added to a number of scripts so that start/stop info can be
traced. dumper is run so that crash info is available if this type of event
occurs. My concern is for the events that might occur in between the above
extremes. An example of the in betweeners might be ‘Domain Errors’ that can
occur during math processing. Or some abnormal termination that doesn’t
trigger a dump.
Does anyone have a list of or know which QNX utilities and processes have
been built to make use of syslogd? Is syslog’ing as implemented in QNX4
viewed as being useful or not?