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Old 06-26-2004, 12:04 PM   #1
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ksymoops log filling disk to 100%

This morning I noticed that nothing was working correctly in Linux because, apparently, the disk was full. I knew this couldn't be right, so I did some searching with 'du' and found that /var/log/ksymoops held 4.7 Gig of log messages. These were logs over the course of 3 or 4 days. They look like this:

20040625080858.modules 20040625231040.modules 20040625235320.modules
20040625080859.ksyms 20040625231041.ksyms 20040625235321.ksyms
20040625080859.modules 20040625231041.modules 20040625235321.modules
20040625080900.ksyms 20040625231042.ksyms 20040625235322.ksyms
20040625080900.modules 20040625231042.modules 20040625235322.modules
20040625080901.ksyms 20040625231043.ksyms 20040625235323.ksyms
20040625080901.modules 20040625231043.modules 20040625235323.modules
20040625080902.ksyms 20040625231044.ksyms 20040625235324.ksyms
20040625080902.modules 20040625231044.modules 20040625235324.modules
20040625080903.ksyms 20040625231045.ksyms 20040625235325.ksyms
20040625080903.modules 20040625231045.modules 20040625235325.modules
20040625080904.ksyms 20040625231046.ksyms 20040625235326.ksyms
20040625080904.modules 20040625231046.modules 20040625235326.modules

The contents of one of the modules logs look like this:

agpgart 33632 3 (autoclean)
nvidia 1966080 6 (autoclean)
uhci 24400 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 16584 0 (unused)
via-rhine 12112 1
lp 6944 0 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 4348 1 (autoclean)
ntfs 49440 1 (autoclean)
soundcore 3780 1
orinoco_pci 3108 1
orinoco 32972 0 [orinoco_pci]
hermes 5252 0 [orinoco_pci orinoco]
printer 8352 0
iptable_filter 1672 0 (unused)
ip_tables 11896 1 [iptable_filter]
parport_pc 24840 2 (autoclean)
imm 9240 0 (unused)
parport 24096 2 [lp parport_pc imm]
ppp_generic 23200 0 (unused)
slhc 4608 0 [ppp_generic]
keybdev 1792 0 (unused)
usbkbd 2876 0 (unused)
usbcore 58976 1 [uhci ehci-hcd printer usbkbd]
input 3488 0 [keybdev usbkbd]
ide-scsi 9008 0

which looks just like the output of lsmod. The contents of the ksyms log is long but looks like this:

d1b846cc agp_free_memory_Rsmp_48653576 [agpgart]
d1b84758 agp_allocate_memory_Rsmp_47ba4b82 [agpgart]
d1b84848 agp_copy_info_Rsmp_0efe4f1f [agpgart]
d1b848d4 agp_bind_memory_Rsmp_28347b8b [agpgart]
d1b84928 agp_unbind_memory_Rsmp_1888e773 [agpgart]
d1b850e8 agp_enable_Rsmp_50eb8453 [agpgart]
d1b8455c agp_backend_acquire_Rsmp_fda71904 [agpgart]
d1b845a0 agp_backend_release_Rsmp_0d43fde1 [agpgart]
d1b83000 __insmod_agpgart_O/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.o_M40A5BA02_V132122 [agpgart]
d1b83060 __insmod_agpgart_S.text_L25766 [agpgart]
d1b895c0 __insmod_agpgart_S.rodata_L3965 [agpgart]
d1b8a860 __insmod_agpgart_S.data_L2480 [agpgart]
d0abe76f _nv001126rm [nvidia]
d09309f8 _nv004874rm [nvidia]
d092f0b8 _nv005006rm [nvidia]
d0a33348 _nv005691rm [nvidia]
d0905cb0 _nv002709rm [nvidia]
d08f40a8 _nv000614rm [nvidia]
d0a5d070 _nv001731rm [nvidia]
d0932468 _nv004060rm [nvidia]
d0957aac _nv004265rm [nvidia]
d0990630 _nv003838rm [nvidia]
d09a42a0 _nv002520rm [nvidia]
d08f1408 _nv002725rm [nvidia]
d0a2b250 _nv005816rm [nvidia]

Anyways, the logs haven't stopped. they are still coming and filling up my disk. Does anyone have any ideawhy these would happen and how I can stop them. There are so many of them that if I try to 'rm *' it says the argument list is too long. The only thing I can think of that might have caused this was me trying to get my sound card working by recompiling some modules. Any help would be appreciated.


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