BSM Auditing has been turned off unexpectedly (Doc ID 1018838.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

Sometimes, the Solaris[TM] Operating System audit daemon (/usr/sbin/auditd) may exit unexpectedly, generating the following message and mail to audit_warn:

"/etc/security/audit_warn: Auditing has been turned off unexpectedly."

It is possible a machine hang will accompany the message if the audit  event queue is full when the audit daemon exits. This problem happens only if the auditd is running on a multi-CPU machine.

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms