Bug 219942 - Incorrect information in syslog.conf(5) man page
Summary: Incorrect information in syslog.conf(5) man page
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Manual Pages (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 2017-06-12 14:02 UTC by salternate
Modified: 2018-04-10 22:31 UTC (History)
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Description salternate 2017-06-12 14:02:42 UTC
syslog.conf(5) reads

     The level describes the severity of the message, and is a keyword from
     the following ordered list (higher to lower): emerg, crit, alert, err,
     warning, notice, info and debug.

but /usr/include/syslog.h gives

 * priorities/facilities are encoded into a single 32-bit quantity, where the
 * bottom 3 bits are the priority (0-7) and the top 28 bits are the facility
 * (0-big number).  Both the priorities and the facilities map roughly
 * one-to-one to strings in the syslogd(8) source code.  This mapping is
 * included in this file.
 * priorities (these are ordered)
#define LOG_EMERG       0       /* system is unusable */
#define LOG_ALERT       1       /* action must be taken immediately */
#define LOG_CRIT        2       /* critical conditions */
#define LOG_ERR         3       /* error conditions */
#define LOG_WARNING     4       /* warning conditions */
#define LOG_NOTICE      5       /* normal but significant condition */
#define LOG_INFO        6       /* informational */
#define LOG_DEBUG       7       /* debug-level messages */