[rrd-developers] rrdcached(1): Document how error reporting currently works.

Florian Forster rrdtool at nospam.verplant.org
Wed Sep 24 08:02:41 CEST 2008

From: Florian Forster <octo at verplant.org>

 doc/rrdcached.pod |    9 +++++++++
 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/rrdcached.pod b/doc/rrdcached.pod
index 7631351..e718791 100644
--- a/doc/rrdcached.pod
+++ b/doc/rrdcached.pod
@@ -128,6 +128,15 @@ the disk itself. All other commands can send a B<FLUSH> command (see below) to
 the daemon before accessing the files, so they work with up-to-date data even
 if the cache timeout is large.
+The daemon reports errors in one of two ways: During startup, error messages
+are printed to C<STDERR>. One of the steps when starting up is to fork to the
+background and closing C<STDERR> - after this writing directly to the user is
+no longer possible. Once this has happened, the daemon will send log messages
+to the system logging daemon using L<syslog(3)>. The facility used it
 =head1 HOW IT WORKS
 When receiving an update, B<rrdcached> does not write to disk but looks for an

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