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Old 07-02-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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blinking red symlinks


Some symlinks in my home dir are blinking red today.
Code:
[root@jam ~]# ls -la | grep ^l
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           31 Jul  1 15:31 cp-error_log -> /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           24 Jul  1 15:29 error_log -> /var/log/httpd/error_log
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           16 Jul  1 15:28 maillog -> /var/log/maillog
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           17 Jul  1 15:28 messages -> /var/log/messages
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           28 Jul  1 15:29 ssl_error_log -> /var/log/httpd/ssl_error_log
Ok here's the odd part they are there:
Code:
[root@jam ~]# ls -l `ls -la | grep ^l | awk '{print $11}'`
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      1231224 Jul  2 15:30 /var/log/httpd/error_log
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root        22442 Jul  2 15:30 /var/log/httpd/ssl_error_log
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root            0 Jul  2 10:26 /var/log/maillog
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root            0 Jul  2 10:26 /var/log/messages
-rw-------   1 root     root       144656 Jul  2 15:30 /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log
Then I tried:
Code:
[root@jam ~]# rm maillog 
rm: remove symbolic link `maillog'? y
[root@jam ~]# ln -s /var/log/maillog maillog
[root@jam ~]# ls -l | grep maillog
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           16 Jul  2 16:16 maillog -> /var/log/maillog
Stilling blinking red. Any ideas?
 
Old 07-02-2011, 06:44 PM   #2
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I'm thinking it has something to do with permissions. Can you read the files? Try 'less maillog' from your ~. Try 'ls -laL'.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
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Code:
[root@jam ~]# tail -1 error_log 
[Sat Jul 02 15:30:22 2011] [notice] Apache configured -- resuming normal operations
[root@jam ~]# ls -laL error_log 
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root      1231334 Jul  2 16:55 error_log
[root@jam ~]# ls -l error_log 
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           24 Jul  1 15:29 error_log -> /var/log/httpd/error_log
[root@jam ~]#
still blinking red
 
Old 07-02-2011, 07:31 PM   #4
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Maybe your computer has been invaded by zombies.

Quote:
Zombies are dead processes. You cannot kill the dead. All processes eventually die, and when they do they become zombies.
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:38 PM   #5
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I thought I was losing my mind, that is got to be it. Thanks
 
Old 07-02-2011, 08:19 PM   #6
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Have you tried doing file -b <symlink>? It's possible that the blinking red may indicate that it's broken… :-\

My ; hope it helps.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 08:50 PM   #7
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Unhappy

Code:
[root@jam ~]# file -b maillog 
symbolic link to `/var/log/maillog'
Always in the past blinking red symlinks indicated the the file moved or was deleted. But not this time.
 
  


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