[CentOS] Re: empty /var/log/messages
beast at ldap.or.id
Wed Jun 27 02:47:49 UTC 2007
On 26/06/07 13:42 +0100, Seán O Sullivan wrote:
>>> I have one centos 4.0 server which /var/log/messages was always empty (0
>>> bytes). I wonder what has been blocking the syslog to write the log.
>> Firstly, I'd suggest updating to 4.5.
This is the production machine and has been runing for years, so upgrading OS
is not not my first option :)
>> Secondly, is /tmp mounted with noexec option?
root# mount | grep var
/dev/hda4 on /var type ext3 (rw)
>forgot to add, check /var/log/messages.* for current syslog messages
root# ls -l messages*
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Jun 25 11:11 messages
-rw------- 1 root root 32480831 Jun 3 00:04 messages.1.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 81601061 May 27 00:13 messages.2.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 905460 May 20 00:01 messages.3.gz
-rw------- 1 root root 1055604 May 13 00:01 messages.4.gz
Note: previous messages.gz was having gigantic size because recent bug in
spamassassin, it logs all spampd log thats why I disable it on the
syslog.conf. But after few days I notice that messages were always empty,
even I restart syslog and then mv and touch messages
root# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 4.0 (Final)
No auto update and I never run in manually.
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