timothyk at wallnet.com
Tue Aug 5 15:35:06 UTC 2008
I hit send too soon, the machine is:
FreeBSD www 6.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE #0: Wed Jan 16 04:18:52 UTC
2008 root at dessler.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
Tim Kellers wrote:
> I found some OLD reports of this happening (back in 2001 or so), but I
> haven't seen anyone mention it.
> On August 1st, my /var/log/maillog files started rolling over empty
> files, nightly, with only the "logfile turned over [date]" message in
> Turns out, syslogd stopped running. As soon as I restarted it, and
> grepped for it:
> # ps -ax | grep syslog
> 48049 ?? Ss 0:00.02 /usr/sbin/syslogd -s
> It began running and my /var/log/maillog file has entries once
> again. I'm a little baffled; does anyone have any idea what might be
> going on or could maybe point me to a resource I might have missed
> that discusses it?
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