syslog stopped logging on x86_64?

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at
Fri May 13 17:24:42 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-05-13 at 10:04 -0700, Jeff Sheltren wrote:
> Ever since updating on the morning of May 10th to the latest  
> development packages, my x86_64 machine has not been logging anything  
> to syslog.  syslogd and klogd are both running, there is plenty of  
> free space in /var, and I have not touched syslog.conf for a month.   
> I first noticed this problem under kernel 1287 smp, but it persists  
> under 1290 smp.
> Is anyone else experiencing this?  On two other FC4 boxes (both  
> i386), syslog is running fine.
> Another possibly related problem is that an 'ls -l' in /var/log was  
> showing lastlog as being 1.2 TB.  df reported only ~700MB used in / 
> var (which seems more correct, especially since /var is only 4GB  
> large, making it impossible to have a 1.2TB file on it).  I removed  
> the lastlog file and touched a new one.  It is now showing up as 5.5  
> MB...
> # uname -a
> Linux hell 2.6.11-1.1290_FC4smp #1 SMP Mon May 9 19:28:09 EDT 2005  
> x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Any ideas?
> -Jeff

I think Alex Dalloz answered this just a few minutes ago on the FC list:


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