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IV52718: ASO LOG FILES FILL UP /VAR APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The syslogd setup (/etc/syslog.conf) done by ASO
    misses the files parameter on the rotating logfiles
    ASO does add. Without the files parameter, the
    number of files is unlimited, causing /var to fill
    up as we create a large number of log files.
    

Local fix

  • in /etc/syslog.conf add the files parameter to
    the entries for ASO, which are
    aso.notice /var/log/aso/aso.log rotate size 128k time 7d
    aso.info /var/log/aso/aso_process.log rotate size 1024k
    aso.debug /var/log/aso/aso_debug.log rotate size 8m
    compress
    For example:
    aso.notice /var/log/aso/aso.log rotate size 128k files 8
    compress
    ==> gets us 8 files with 128k each
    refresh -s syslogd
    

Problem summary

  • ASO may fail to log to the /var/log/aso/aso_debug.log file even
    if the debug_level tunable has been set with asoo.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The /var/log/aso/aso_debug.log must be created and an
    up-to-date aso.debug section must be added to /etc/syslog.conf.
    An extra script is needed to undo the changes when rejecting
    the update.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV57833
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV51994
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV51994
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV51994
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV51862
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV52718
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV52718

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2013-12-02

  • Closed date

    2013-12-02

  • Last modified date

    2014-08-14

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    IV51862

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U859728

       UP14/05/22 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Enterprise Edition

Software version: 710

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV52718

Modified date: 14 August 2014