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Re: Audit logs rotation problem



On Monday, May 21, 2012 09:11:51 AM Nicolas GORALSKI wrote:
> Hi all
> 
> I've a got a problem on my audit log rotation.
> 
> Because we've got a lot of logs on our server (a little bit of rules
> and lot of activities), we've decided to rotate logs every hours to
> compress, backup and delete them.
> I'm using the command "/etc/init.d/auditd rotate" to rotate them, no
> other commands.
> 
> By the way we have some errors, sometimes logs are rotated twice.
> 
> The rotation job was successful and we have as a result this
> compressed file :
> audit_20120507-0940--20120507-1040.log.gz
> 
> The file contain in the firts line this information about the previous
> rotation at 9h40
> type=DAEMON_ROTATE msg=audit(1336376401.094:8139): auditd sending
> auid=0 pid=20084 subj=root:system_r:initrc_t:s0
> 
> But we have a second file created a few seconds after the previous one
> named : audit_20120507-1040--20120507-1040.log.gz
> 
> The first line contain this text :
> type=DAEMON_ROTATE msg=audit(1336380001.723:8140): auditd error
> getting usr1 info - no change, sending auid=? pid=? subj=? res=failed

Whenever a signal comes in for log rotation, the audit system needs to find out 
who asked for it. So, it queries the kernel. In this case its saying it couldn't 
figure out who asked for the rotation - which is unusual. This almost looks like 
2 signals came in or something to that effect.

-Steve


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