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Oracle Linux: Audit Daemon Fails To Start: Audit Daemon Pid (File Exists) (Doc ID 2506176.1)

Last updated on MARCH 24, 2023

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64


Unable to start auditd service

# systemctl status auditd
â auditd.service - Security Auditing Service
 Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/auditd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
 Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2019-02-05 19:18:33 GMT; 14h ago
   Docs: man:auditd(8)
Process: 13689 ExecStart=/sbin/auditd (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
Main PID: 7949 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

systemd[1]: Starting Security Auditing Service...
auditd[13690]: Started dispatcher: /sbin/audispd pid: 13692
auditd[13690]: Error setting audit daemon pid (File exists)
auditd[13690]: Unable to set audit pid, exiting
systemd[1]: auditd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
auditd[13690]: The audit daemon is exiting.
systemd[1]: Failed to start Security Auditing Service.
systemd[1]: Unit auditd.service entered failed state.
systemd[1]: auditd.service failed.





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