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Routing Logged Errors in Aix

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036906D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Birgen, GC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a design for routing logged errors to one or more local or remote files and/or to one or more local or remote applications.

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Routing Logged Errors in Aix

Disclosed is a design for routing logged errors to one or more local or remote files and/or to one or more local or remote applications.

Applications such as the Communications Network Management Alert Manager require notification of error events at the time an error occurs. An error daemon implemented using this design provides the capability to route logged errors to one or more applications such as the Alert Manager and/or to one or more files in addition to recording the error event in the system error log. The applications and the files to which error entries are to be routed are identified in a configuration file read by the error daemon. The error daemon uses the normal operating system facilities to write error entries to the files identified in the error daemon configuration file. Error entries may similarly be routed to files residing on remote systems using distributed file support. The operating system's IPC (interprocess communications) facilities are used to send error entries to applications identified in the configuration file. Error entries may similarly be routed to applications executing on remote systems using distributed interprocess communications.

For each file to which errors are to be routed, the pathname of the file and the types of errors which are to be routed to the file are specified in the error daemon configuration file. The configuration file may specify that all error entries are to be routed to a particular file or that error entries be se...