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The /var/log/messages is empty, and so are the rotated log files such as messages.0, messages.1,... (Doc ID 2053885.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 4.0 to Oracle Linux 7.1 with Unbreakable Linux Kerne l[3.8.13] [Release RHEL4 to OL7U1]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

On Oracle Linux, the messages file is empty, and so are the rotated files (exact rotated names depends on the /etc/logrotate.conf configuration file), e.g. :

# cd /var/log
ls -larth messages*
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Aug 8 22:32 messages.4
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Aug 15 22:32 messages.3
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Aug 22 22:32 messages.2
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Aug 29 22:32 messages.1
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Sep 5 22:32 messages



Cause

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