"Function not implemented" error with syslogd

Christopher Dumoulin cdumoulin at ics-ltd.com
Wed Aug 9 07:00:48 EST 2006

I figured out the problem I was having. I had to enable "Networking 
support", and "Unix domain sockets" in my kernel configuration in order 
for sockets to work.

- Chris

Christopher Dumoulin wrote:

> 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 error:
> syslogd: Couldn't get file descriptor for socket /dev/log: Function 
> not implemented
> 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.
> Regards,
> Chris Dumoulin

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