OSSP l2 is a C library providing a very flexible and sophisticated Unix logging facility. It is based on the model of arbitrary number of channels, stacked together in a top-down data flow tree structure with filtering channels in internal nodes and output channels on the leave nodes. Channel trees can be either constructed manually through lower-level API functions or all at once with a single API function controlled by a compact syntactical description of the channel tree. For generating log messages, a printf-style formatting engine is provided which can be extended through callback functions. The data flow inside the channel tree is controlled by logging message severity levels which are assigned to each individual channel.
Lowlife is a documentation project which tells the user how to put together a simple uClibc-based Linux boot-floopy. It also describes the installation of the SVGA vncviewer on the floppy, thus enhancing it with X terminal capabilities. Besides the documentation, the package also contains a precompiled demo floppy image.
OSSP fsl offers the syslog API otherwise provided by libc. Instead of writing to the syslogd process, it uses the powerful OSSP l2 logging capabilities. It is a drop-in link-time replacement which enables any syslog consumer to take advantage of OSSP l2 by just linking this library in before libc. The program is intended to apply OSSP l2 functionality to existing syslog-based third-party programs without the requirement to change the source code of the program.