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

Lothar Braun mail at
Mon Sep 25 07:06:09 UTC 2006


On Monday 25 September 2006 09:02, Masatran (Deepak), R. wrote:
> 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?

Are these files filled by a specific message? If so, what message is it?

-- Lothar
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