10GB /var/log/messages.log

Philipp Schafft lion at lion.leolix.org
Sun Nov 21 16:54:17 CET 2010


On Sun, 2010-11-21 at 13:55 +0100, Alphazo wrote:
> Yesterday, after signing one message using my CryptoStick (OpenPGP
> card V2 + USB reader) I filled up my /var/log/messages.log with 10GB
> (that's a lot) of the same exact message:
> Nov 20 21:15:00 localhost pcscd: ccid_usb.c:613:WriteUSB() write
> failed (2/3): -9 Success

I don't know much about pcscd, but maybe there is a loop which should
get a error counter.

did restarting the process help?

> In fact it was only 10GB because I didn't have any more space left on
> this partition. I also had /var/log/everything.log
> and /var/log/user.log with the same content.
> The line just before was:
> Nov 20 21:13:12 localhost kernel: usb 2-1.2: new full speed USB device
> using ehci_hcd and address 3
> The only thing I remember is that I probably have removed the drive at
> some point.

Do you use rsyslogd?

 (Rah of PH2)
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