@luz Maybe your system does use the environment; I've never seen it anything but blank and recall that trying to set things there didn't work for me, but I'm running a patched mediatek u-boot not an onion one.
@WereCatf: Thank you for your response. I will look more into logread. I did notice this program but was unable to determine what it was. After searching for logread as per your information I have found documentation at https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/log.essentials
I'm not sure how I would have known that logread was an alternate to syslog.
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