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Re: logs rapidly fill /var partition



> On Sat, 2004-01-24 at 09:54, Haines Brown wrote:
> > When I run the command $ sudo rm -rf /mirror/partition, the activity
> > is logged to /var/log/kern.log, syslog, and debug log. 
> > 
> > The problem is that each of these logs ends up 120 Mb in size and the
> > remaining space in my 500 Mb /var partition quickly disappears. 
> 
> I'm guessing that you've got your kernel compiled with usb mass storage
> verbose debug, and most likely, you'll see this kind of output any time
> you access your usb mass storage device - not just when using rm. If you
> recompile your kernel (or perhaps just the module), I'm guessing you see
> these extra messages disappear from your logs.

Interesting. I have not advanced far enough with debian to consider a
kernel recompile, so I didn't compile the module as being verbose. I
didn't compile the USB mass storage module, either. Is the implication
it is verbose by default? 

I rather like seeing the verbosity as a check to see if all goes well,
but have little use for a log. 

Haines



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