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title: 'Logger Socket Issue'
date: '2020-10-28T08:20:38-05:00'
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id: 1680
    - rsyslog
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Logger Socket Issue

I use logger to inject test messages for a rsyslog relay setup. After I split out my configuration from rsyslog.conf to a file in /etc/rsyslog.d I started seeing this logger issue writing to /dev/log. This was not happening when everything was contained in /etc/rsyslog.conf.


```bash [root@ip-10-200-2-41 ~]# logger foobar logger: socket /dev/log: No such file or directory ````


```bash [root@ip-10-200-2-41 ~]# ls -l /dev/log ls: cannot access /dev/log: No such file or directory

[root@ip-10-200-2-41 ~]# systemctl restart systemd-journald.socket

[root@ip-10-200-2-41 ~]# ls -l /dev/log srw-rw-rw- 1 root root 0 Oct 28 08:07 /dev/log

[root@ip-10-200-2-41 ~]# logger foo ````

NOTE: Not sure if above fix it permanently. Could have been a unique race condiction and resolved now but reading the reference material it is confusing what exactly is the rot cause.