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 SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

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. :



Cause

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