Geoffrey Leach wrote: > On 04/19/2009 02:29:38 PM, Joseph L. Casale wrote: >>>> logrotate moves /var/log/messages to /var/log/messages-todaysdate >>>> once >>>> in a >>>> while. >>>> >>> Thanks, but that's not the problem. I've got several rotated logs >> with >>> content, and one without. >> I think you may have missed the point: If logrotate swapped it, >> and nothing new has been logged, it could be empty. >> >> # logger Foo >> # tail /var/log/messages >> >> What you get? > > root pvr->logger Foo > root pvr->tail /var/log/messages > root pvr-> > It sounds like the log file may have been deleted/recreated without rsyslog being restarted. Try running "service rsyslog reload" or "service rsyslog restart" and see if that helps. It is possible for a process to keep writing to a file it had open, even if the file has ben deleter. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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