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I have a RHEL5 server and the syslog daemon will stop after running for a period of time. The actual service is still running but no logs are populating. If I restart the service, it will start logging again. Thanks in advance.
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zazagor earned 125 total points
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Hi,

Are you runnig out of disk?
I think that syslog will stop logging if the disk is getting to full.

//zaZagor
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by:arnold
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run fuser /var/log/syslog* and see whether a prior version of syslog file is not being written to.
alternative you can get the PID of syslog and then run lsof -p <pid_of_syslog> and there you can see to which file syslog is bound.
another option with/use of the syslog pid is to run strace -f -p <pid_of_syslog> and see what it is doing.
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by:ivailoj
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Do all log stopped or only syslog?

tail /var/log/syslog
and see last log time

check when for last time log file is changed:
ls -lrt

check:
logrotate
may be logrotate can't restart syslogd after rotating log files!

check:
dmesg

Give output of commands here.
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