/var/log fills up disk space very fast

If none of the more specific forums is the right place to ask

/var/log fills up disk space very fast

Postby AkaSteve » 2017-10-21 21:30

I've got the issue that /var/log fills up the disk space very fast (5.1 GB after 2 hours).

I determined the issue lies probably in syslog and user.log as they are the biggest files in that folder with 1.6 GB each. On top of that, I could significantly slow the disk space usage growth down by disabling the rsyslog process.

Looking at the last lines of syslog with tail, shows me this example line (the hex number and the id are sometimes different in that file)
gnome-shell[1011]: /build/glib2.0-B1uXKV/glib2.0-2.50.3/./gobject/gsignal.c:2641: instance '0x557fbe981220' has no handler with id '47253'


and looking into user.log shows me this example line
/build/glib2.0-B1uXKV/glib2.0-2.50.3/./gobject/gsignal.c:2641: instance '0x557fbe981220' has no handler with id '47253'


I am using Debian Stretch 9.2 with gnome.
AkaSteve
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 2017-10-21 20:58

Re: /var/log fills up disk space very fast

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-10-21 21:46

Have you tried not using GNOME?
"Only the mediocre are always at their best." — Jean Giraudoux
User avatar
Head_on_a_Stick
 
Posts: 6666
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Re: /var/log fills up disk space very fast

Postby debiman » 2017-10-22 06:45

akasteve, i'm assuming the lines you quoted are the ones filling up your logs???

i cannot interpret that either, but clearly it has something to do with gnome (shell).

you could search the error messages, maybe a bug report exists.

failing that, i'm with HoaS.
User avatar
debiman
 
Posts: 1511
Joined: 2013-03-12 07:18


Return to General Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests

fashionable