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filterlog(8)							 filterlog(8)



NAME

  filterlog - Logs and reports system Correctable Read Data (CRD) memory
  errors on specific systems.

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/sbin/filterlog [-l] [-d crdlog] [-d crdlifetime]	[-s crdlength #] [-s
  crdcount #] [-h]

OPTIONS

  -l  Logs or filters an entry from stdin. This	option is used by the binary
      event-log	daemon,	binlogd.

  -d crdlog
      Dumps the	contents of the	CRD log	file in	text format.  Errors shown in
      the file are those recorded by the system	since the last boot.

  -d crdlifetime
      Dumps the	CRD lifetime log information in	text format.

  -s crdlength #
      Used to set the CRD interval time	in minutes. The	default	is 24 hours.

  -s crdcount #
      Used to set the CRD interval count.  The default is 50.

  -h  Prints a list of the command option options defined in this reference
      page.

DESCRIPTION

  This utility ensures that only genuine memory	errors are reported to system
  log files on certain system types. The command filterlog is called directly
  by the binary	event-log daemon, binlogd to filter system CRD (memory
  hardware) errors. CRD	errors are logged according to user-definable parame-
  ters.	 If it is determined that a genuine memory problem exists, an entry
  is passed to binlogd.	 The error will	then be	written	to the system's	error
  log file and can be notified to the user through DECevent.

  The filterlog	utility	uses two variables to determine	if a CRD error signi-
  fies a genuine memory	hardware problem -- crdlength and crdcount. If
  crdcount number of errors occur during crdlength minutes, an entry is
  passed to binlogd.  The default settings are 50 errors in 24 hours (1440
  minutes).

  The filterlog	utility	reads the /etc/binlog.conf file	to determine what log
  file should be used to record	any events.  The default log file is
  /usr/adm/binary.crdlog.




SEE ALSO

  Commands: binlogd(8),	dia(8) (DECevent)