[Bug 60448] Re: .xsession-errors file grows out of control & saturates disk space

Joel Whitehouse transaction at joelwhitehouse.com
Sun Apr 7 13:16:29 UTC 2013

This bug locked me out of a server running Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop 64-bit
with the latest updates as of 3/28/2013.  I only access this server via
its freenx/ssh daemons.  I discovered the insane disk usage by
.xsession-errors.old after my nx client couldn't get past
"Authenticated" during the login process.  Logging in via the console, I
was able to reboot the system twice, which cleared the file.   This bug
is still in the wild, performing DOS attacks on unsuspecting sysadmins.

I don't want to lose the log file in case it's needed for debugging.
But can we please keep it from getting this big in the future?

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