In "/var/log", "kern.log" "messages" "syslog" swamp disk partition

Masatran (Deepak), R. masatran at
Mon Sep 25 07:02:43 UTC 2006

Periodically (every few hours or so), the files "kern.log" "messages"
"syslog" in /var/log grow large (half a gigabyte each) till the disk
partition is full.

1. What is causing this and how do I solve it?

2. As a temporary measure, I am deleting these files. Is this the right way
or is there any logging-program utility for this?
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