Massive logging activity?!?!

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raid517
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Massive logging activity?!?!

Post by raid517 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:48 pm

Hi, after every 3 or 4 reboots, I get multiple error messages that several modules have failed to load because there is 'no more space left on the disk.' I quickly uncovered that this was because there were several huge 700MB+ log files in /var/log. How can I prevent this excessive logging behavior - and if needed perhaps even disable my logger entirely?

I don't really need a logger, as apart from this Gentoo is running 100% stably.

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Post by orochi » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:37 am

emerge has a program (cant remember the name) that will log rotate for you, and even compress your log files when it does this, thus making those log files, much much smaller

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Post by raid517 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:15 am

Can anybody remember the name, or how to use it? Why would Gentoox not have it installed by default anyway in such a space limited system? Letting the log files grow out of control like this on such a space limited system doesn't make much sense.

Alternatively, can I safely uninstall my logger? If so how? I don't really need it as the system is 100% stable and I have no plans to change or do any major updates for pretty much the remainder of the foreseeable future.

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