[Beowulf] tools for cluster event logging?

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 25 10:36:46 PST 2008


2008/11/25 David Mathog <mathog at caltech.edu>

>
> I suppose syslog could be used for this, but the trick would be to
> choose a facility/priority for it such that nothing other than the
> desired cluster messages was ever sent.  In other words, something
> like:
>
> logger -p cluster.info "this is a cluster message"
>
> Unfortunately there is no "cluster" facility, and I do not know
> which one of the 20 or so defined facilities (auth, authpriv... local7)
> will never be used by some other part of the client OS.
>
> Sounds good to me.
Maybe you could just log all those other types of messages to the central
syslog server,
and use logwatch, or another log parser,. to filter out the 'noise' and just
email you the interesting ones?
Not 100% what you want.
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