Linux Log Contains "rsyslogd: WARNING: rsyslogd is running in compatibility mode. Automatically generated config directives may interfer with your rsyslog.conf settings" Warnings
Last updated on MARCH 07, 2014
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Newer systems which use the rsyslogd(8) logging daemon instead of the venerable syslogd(8) tool may find entries similar to these in the
Feb 19 15:25:51 xc01db02 rsyslogd: WARNING: rsyslogd is running in compatibility mode. Automatically generated config directives may interfer with your rsyslog.conf settings. We suggest upgrading your config and adding -c3 as the first rsyslogd option.
Feb 19 15:25:51 xc01db02 rsyslogd: Warning: backward compatibility layer added to following directive to rsyslog.conf: ModLoad imuxsock
This is a cautionary notice because the newer rsyslogd(8) utility has much more capability and flexibility than the older syslogd(8) daemon. Users are encouraged to enable the extended features of rsyslogd(8); those interested should continue reading, otherwise these messages may be simply ignored.
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