[collectd] [pull request] syslog module shouldn't go all silent

Wilfried Goesgens willi at citadel.org
Mon Mar 10 10:40:29 CET 2014

Hi everyone;  

I have been biten by the fact that the syslog plugin won't allow debug
logging if its not a debug collectd.  

While I think its ok to have no debug loglevel in non-debug binaries, (others
i.e. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=687067 are having a
different opinion)  

I think its not ok to go all silent and achieve the opposite of the
configured value.  

Therefore I think collectd should log that the configuration for the loglevel
isn't valid (-> configuration error), and fallback to 'info'  


My suggestion how to implement this:  



Cheers, Willi
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