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Hostapd cannot log
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Description

When forked to the background, hostapd is capable to use syslog for logging making it quite hard to troubleshoot issues on the Wifi phy and mac layers. However, I have found this feature to be disabled in all VyOS versions by this hostapd.conf setting: logger_syslog_level=0

Manually enabling this (for example set logger_syslog_level=4) and then restarting hostapd in forked mode still does not make it log to syslog.

I tested this on VyOS 1.1.8 and 1.2.x.

Related to: T452

Edited:

Priority set to "LOW" due to capability of starting hostapd manually and debugging that way. Also, fixing this will involve patching hostapd which is very likely out of scope to the VyOS project. This might even justify a "Won't fix"verdict.

Details

Difficulty level
Unknown (require assessment)
Version
1.1.8, 1.2.x
Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close

Event Timeline

alainlamar updated the task description. (Show Details)
alainlamar updated the task description. (Show Details)Dec 29 2017, 12:00 PM

Uhmm, I guess, we may have a hard row to hoe here:

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alainlamar triaged this task as Low priority.Dec 31 2017, 1:37 PM
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pasik added a subscriber: pasik.Oct 1 2018, 9:52 AM
syncer changed the task status from Open to On hold.
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please confirm the current state of this task

syncer assigned this task to hagbard.

@alainlamar Can you please share some config data, so I can reproduce the issue.
thx