Sunday, May 6, 2007

syslog to a FreeBSD syslogd host.

Today I decided to set up some syslog logging of my router.

I enabled syslog logging on the router and pointed it in direction of the syslogd box.

I could see that the syslog packets got to the interface of the syslogd box, but nothing in the logs.

First removed -s from syslogd_flags in /etc/rc.conf, then added -a syslog_src_ip/bitmask to syslogd_flags.

Still nothing in the logs.

Then added -dv to the flags, and found that i got:

rejected in rule 0 due to port mismatch

Well after some searching i found that one could add :* to the -a ip:bitmask line.

Did so and messages got into syslogd, but they did not end up in the right log file.

'+hostname' to the rescue, added it at the end of /etc/syslog.conf, still nothing in the right logfile.

Then noticed that the logfile specified in the +hostname block was assigned to the last !program block.

I figured that the right order of /etc/syslog.conf should be:

1) General logging.

2) +hostname block(s).

3) !program block(s).

If not in this order it will not work.

Friday, April 27, 2007

SD/MMC support for IBM/Lenovo with Ricoh hw

About a week ago i came across this post:

This evning i decided to give it a try.

For a starter, my laptop is a Lenovo 3000 N100 (<LENOVO TP-61> according to acpi).

#pciconf -lv


none2@pci5:6:1: class=0x080500 card=0x207717aa chip=0x08221180 rev=0x19 hdr=0x00
vendor     = 'Ricoh Company, Ltd.'
device     = 'SD Bus Host Adapter'
class      = base peripheral
none3@pci5:6:2: class=0x088000 card=0x207817aa chip=0x08431180 rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
vendor     = 'Ricoh Company, Ltd.'
device     = 'unknown Ricoh MMC Host Controller'
class      = base peripheral
none4@pci5:6:3: class=0x088000 card=0x207917aa chip=0x05921180 rev=0x0a hdr=0x00
vendor     = 'Ricoh Company, Ltd.'
device     = 'unknown Ricoh Memory Stick Host Controller'
class      = base peripheral
none5@pci5:6:4: class=0x088000 card=0x207a17aa chip=0x08521180 rev=0x05 hdr=0x00
vendor     = 'Ricoh Company, Ltd.'
device     = 'unknown Ricoh xD-Picture Card Host Controller'
class      = base peripheral
This are some of the hard facts.

Getting src/sys patched up was somewhat easy. There is one small problem though.

The function ' bus_setup_intr()' has lately changed the number of arguments.

after looking at some other drivers i decided to try and just add NULL,.

It compiled then, even loaded as a module.

sdh0: <SD Host Controller> mem 0xb0300400-0xb03004ff irq 23 at device 6.1 on pci5

sdh0: Found 1 slots

sdh0: [ITHREAD]

Everything looks fine.. atleast till i decide to hotplug a sd card .. whoops reboot no panic.

Debugging will continue later..

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

What things are called and can do

Dru posted this on IRC today:

I specially like the 'make love' one.

Monday, March 19, 2007

What am I doing?

Currently looking on

Why am I doing this? To figure out if it could be usable for Ham Radio instead of tcp/ip over ax.25.