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As the title states, I was rummaging through /var/log on my laptop, and found that one of my old acpid log files was 2GB!! It appears that the acpid log ...
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    Linux Enthusiast Weedman's Avatar
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    Out of control Log files


    As the title states, I was rummaging through /var/log on my laptop, and found that one of my old acpid log files was 2GB!!

    It appears that the acpid log file gets written to about 30 times a second.

    Not to mention that my messages log file is almost the exact same, apart from the fact that it has not run away with the size.

    I am sure that logrotate is controlling the logs, I checked the logrotate conf file.

    Here's a snippet of acpid:
    Code:
    [Sat Sep  9 13:22:05 2006] BEGIN HANDLER MESSAGES
    [Sat Sep  9 13:22:05 2006] END HANDLER MESSAGES
    [Sat Sep  9 13:22:05 2006] action exited with status 0
    [Sat Sep  9 13:22:05 2006] completed event "processor CPU0 00000080 00000000"
    [Sat Sep  9 13:22:05 2006] received event "processor CPU0 00000080 00000000"
    [Sat Sep  9 13:22:05 2006] notifying client 6959[102:1002]
    [Sat Sep  9 13:22:05 2006] notifying client 7900[0:0]
    [Sat Sep  9 13:22:05 2006] executing action "/etc/acpi/default.sh processor CPU0 00000080 00000000"
    [Sat Sep  9 13:22:05 2006] BEGIN HANDLER MESSAGES
    and Messages:
    Code:
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    Sep  9 13:22:19 trinity logger: ACPI event unhandled: processor CPU0 00000080 00000000
    This is not very cool.

    Please help, I fear that this will run away with my disk space.

    weed
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    Hello Weedman

    Looks interesting. You're not the only one it seems. Have a read of this and see if you can make it work on your system.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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