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Old 04-18-2004, 11:15 AM   #1
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syslogd restart.


Hi All,

Is it normal for this kind message ?........ I ran the system log viewer in RH9 and found my /var/log/messages file was very short compared to how it looked a short time ago.

The first line of the file read:

Apr 18 13:10:50 localhost syslogd 1.4.1: restart.


Is this normal

Many thanks in advance.


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Old 04-18-2004, 11:54 AM   #2
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You probably have logrotate running which answers both questions:

1) messages file is smaller -> was too big has been rotated,
2) in order to rotate some (log)files syslogd needs to be restarted.
 
  


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