Is it just me, or is there a reason for it?

C de-Avillez hggdh2 at
Thu Aug 12 19:20:03 UTC 2010

On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:54:28 +0100
R Kimber <richardkimber at> wrote:

> The level of logging seems to me to be far in excess of what the
> ordinary user needs.  I can understand that a developer might need:-


> Maybe someone, somewhere, needs:-


> Aug 11 15:23:09 infinity kernel: [535510.617659] type=1503
> audit(1281536589.896:95):  operation="open" pid=12141 parent=1
> profile="/usr/bin/evince" requested_mask="r::" denied_mask="r::"
> fsuid=1000 ouid=1000 name="/media/zip/rwanda.doc"

This one is quite interesting: it is telling you (or, at least, me)
that someone tried to open for read '/media/zip/rwanda.doc', but
apparmour blocked it. If this is a problem *now* or not depends if
apparmour was set to enforce (or just "complain") blocks. In Maverick
I know it is in enforce mode for evince.


> Do we get these sorts of messages because some debug option hasn't
> been turned off when apps have been compiled (i.e. could package
> maintainers be persuaded to be more careful in this respect), or is
> there a good (user-level) reason for them?

You already have a very good reason here -- at least for this message.

Additionally, if you do not want more logging, you can tweak it
on /etc/rsyslog.d and /etc/rsyslog.conf, even routing messages
to /dev/null, the bitbucket.

But I, as both sysadmin and user, would rather have more loggkng than

C de-Avillez
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