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OpenVZ/Proxmox Container: rsyslog problems after dist-upgrade

Submitted by Nikolaus Polak on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:29
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Right after a update of Ubuntu Server I faced that rsyslog used 100% CPU and that /var/log/syslog got filled up with following line, which was repeated almost every second:

[rsyslog] imklog: error reading kernel log - shutting down: Bad file descriptor

The problem is, that rsyslog tries to log kernel messages, which is as OpenVZ/Proxmox Container default not possible - to fix this, remove/comment out following line in the file /etc/rsyslog.conf (here already done):

# $ModLoad imklog   # provides kernel logging support

After that, restart rsyslog and the problem should be gone.

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