[arch-general] Huge log file for SLiM

Guus Snijders gsnijders at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 17:41:09 EDT 2012

2012/7/3 Sébastien Leblanc <leblancsebas at gmail.com>:
> That might be somewhat of an issue as I am running systemd and not the
> default initscripts, therefore there is no rc.conf file on my
> system... Also, `ps` does not report a syslog process running.
> Running `systemctl start syslog.service` responded that the syslog
> service could not be found.

[ systemd/cronie ]

> # systemctl enable cronie.service
> # systemctl start cronie.service
> I deleted the /var/log/slim.log file, however the filesystem still
> reports being full... That is weird. Sure, 27G files aren't a common
> occurence. I hope my filesystem is not thrashed.

Restart the slim process, after that you'll have lots of free space.
This may sound funny, but is actually a well standard mechanism in
Unix. The space won't be freed as long as any process has it opened.


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