SUMMARY (Update): syslog patch for sendmail?

From: Kalpesh Dharia (
Date: Thu Sep 14 1995 - 06:07:42 CDT

Hi Sun Gurus,

Thanks to Pell Emanuelsson for providing this vital piece of information as
a response to yesterday's summary.

> The limit is more generous in 2.4.

Yes, if you have the right patch installed. The fun thing with 2.4 is
that syslog is completely broken and you won't get anything in syslog.
You need patch 102534.

Thanks again,


Yesterday's summary:
>From Wed Sep 13 05:37:17 1995
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Hi Sun Gurus,

Thanks to Casper for the only response I received to my query. In his own

        The limit is more generous in 2.4.

The original question was:

Hi Sun Gurus,

I'm upgrading my sendmail to Sendmail 8.6.12 on a Sparc 1 running Solaris 2.4.
In one of the sendmail README files, it says -

        The Solaris "syslog" function is apparently limited to something
        about 90 characters because of a kernel limitation. If you have
        source code, you can probably up this number. You can get patches
        that fix this problem: the patch ids are:

                Solaris 2.1 100834
                Solaris 2.2 100999
                Solaris 2.3 101318

Is this limit raised in Solaris 2.4, or do I need a patch for it? If I do
need a patch for it, can you tell me what patch is required? Can you
tell me how to check this limit (or up it if need be) without patches, if
a patch is required but not available?

Of course, I'll summarize all helpful responses.


TIA to anyone whose reply may have not reached me yet.


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