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[Bug 463273] /var/log/messages becomes really huge
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  • Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:46:44 -0700 (MST)
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=463273

User richard.bos@xxxxxxxxx added comment
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=463273#c2





--- Comment #2 from Richard Bos <richard.bos@xxxxxxxxx> 2009-01-09 09:46:44
MST ---
Probably. But at the moment there are no external disks connected,
to my system and the messages are still fludding in.

How to determine what they are?

Doing:
med111:/var/log # grep sd[dhgi] messages | grep -v "med111 kernel:"
does not reveal any reference to an external device.
If I connect my external drive, it gets /dev/sdf assigned and the following
message is shown:

Jan 9 16:10:20 med111 smartd[4077]: Device: /dev/sdf, opened
Jan 9 16:10:23 med111 smartd[4077]: Device: /dev/sdf, NO MEDIUM present; skip
device
Jan 9 16:31:02 med111 smartd[4125]: Device: /dev/sdf, opened
Jan 9 16:31:03 med111 smartd[4125]: Device: /dev/sdf, NO MEDIUM present; skip
device

That's for today, when I booted the system (twice).

It looks like the other devices are a kind of bogus devices....?


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