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Old 02-15-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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Help, huuge /var/log/syslog 70GB+ OMG


MY slackware 14.1 has 76GB in size of a /var/log/syslog and I am the only user,fresh install about 1.5 months ago.
Something is very wrong.

So, I checked:
Code:
tail -n 40000 /var/log/syslog
Got lot of these:
Code:
Feb  3 15:25:58 stockholm kernel: [13643.369874] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETTING
Feb  3 15:25:58 stockholm kernel: [13643.369887] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: reset: unexpected enumeration response hbm.
Feb  3 15:25:58 stockholm kernel: [13643.369890] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETTING
Feb  3 15:25:58 stockholm kernel: [13643.369928] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: reset: wrong host start response
Feb  3 15:25:58 stockholm kernel: [13643.369931] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETTING
Feb  3 15:25:58 stockholm kernel: [13643.369945] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: reset: unexpected enumeration response hbm.
Feb  3 15:25:58 stockholm kernel: [13643.369948] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: unexpected reset: dev_state = RESETTING
Feb  3 15:25:58 stockholm kernel: [13643.369966] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: reset: wrong host start response
IIRC,at that date, my laptop slept after I had left out and didn't want to wake up when I got back,
I had to hard reset my laptop, IIRC.

Any advice?
Is it save to erase /var/log/syslog? It's 76GB it's ridiculous.
 
Old 02-15-2014, 06:29 PM   #2
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seems like mei_me driver module has problems after suspend/resume

from what i found out its something for intel chipsets

first
rmmod mei_me

check stuff, if everything works then add "blacklist mei_me" to /lib/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

and you can delete it, its a log of system events
in case something fails you can usually check there
 
Old 02-15-2014, 06:42 PM   #3
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Don't delete it - too many potential problems with permissions/ownership. If there's nothing in it you care about, merely use
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> /var/log/syslog
Better would be to use logrotate to manage this.
 
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:55 PM   #4
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If you've done a full install, the logrotate package should rotate those files every day at 04:40 am.
 
Old 05-02-2014, 11:46 PM   #5
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Don't delete it - too many potential problems with permissions/ownership. If there's nothing in it you care about, merely use
Code:
> /var/log/syslog
Better would be to use logrotate to manage this.
Ok,tried > /var/log/syslog no prob so far. Tnx.

@genss, Tnx for the tip, I will keep this is mind, too lazy to do it for now

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