"Function not implemented" error with syslogd

Christopher Dumoulin cdumoulin at ics-ltd.com
Tue Aug 8 23:50:13 EST 2006

Hi All,
I've got an embedded linux system running on a V2Pro-based devlopment 
board, using a 2.6 kernel and ramdisk based on ELDK 4.0.
I'm trying to get syslogd running so I can log printk output to 
/var/log/messages. I'm using a Busybox syslogd that was included in the 
ELDK 4.0 ramdisk image. When I try to start syslogd, I get the following 
syslogd: Couldn't get file descriptor for socket /dev/log: Function not 

The file /dev/log didn't exist, so I tried to create it with the 
following command, but that doesn't seem to make a difference:
mknod -m 660 /dev/log p

I'm assuming that syslogd does a 'socket' call, which is returning 
ENOSYS. Any ideas about what is going on, or how I can get it working, 
would be appreciated.

Chris Dumoulin
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Software Team Leader


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