[syslog-ng] TMI: spam-like messages every 30 sec?

Balazs Scheidler bazsi at balabit.hu
Thu Nov 22 10:04:12 CET 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 07:13 -0800, Kim Cary wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Every 30 seconds I get one of these messages in my syslog file, on  
> behalf of syslog-ng, for each and every file destination (I have  
> about 50):
>   Reaping unused destination files; template='/var/log/blah/$YEAR/ 
> $MONTH/$HOST/maillog'
> Now this happens even for very heavily used log destinations,  
> including the firewall, which is getting a few hundred hits a minute.
> Basically, this is filling up my /var partition every couple days and  
> I'd like to stop it.
> I haven't found the config to use to turn this log message OFF, and I  
> would like to know why even the busiest logs are getting tagged as  
> 'unused'.
> Can someone give me some clues here?

You enabled verbose messages by specifying a '-v' option. Remove that


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