Re: Huge syslog, daemon.log, more
On Tuesday 20 October 2009 21:45:35 David Baron wrote:
> >Last couple of days! Filled up /var causing numerous problems.
> >These files are over 1 gig. I deleted the day-old ones to free up space.
> >The older ones are tiny.
> >What's happening? Fix?
> These are mostly messages from gpm
> Oct 20 14:23:47 d_baron /usr/sbin/gpm: *** err
> Oct 20 14:23:47 d_baron /usr/sbin/gpm: Error in read()ing first: No
> such device
> This is a microsoft wireless usb mouse. Sometimes, the receiver needs be
> reset but this is occasional. Gpm was not upgraded recently?
> How might one surpress these log entries? They are of little value.
BTW, One program I know will consistently produce these errors: The otherwise
quite lovely krossword puzzle program for kde4. Could find no clues scanning
the code but it smells of some recursion problem handling mouse messages.
A cron to check the size of these files, mv or rm them if they get beyond a
certain size. This would at least protect the system operation.
How do I do it?