[mythtv-users] Huge log files in mythbuntu
damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Wed Dec 10 09:39:29 UTC 2008
>> > Can anyone help me decipher if there's anything wrong in there? Is
>> > /etc/default/mythtv-backend:#EXTRA_ARGS="--verbose"
>> > line? And if so where to I change that setting?
>> At an educated guess I would say that -verbose is OFF because it is
>> commented out with the # at the start of the line. Also the ps -ef
>> output indicates that mythbackend is running without -v options.
>> So if your log files are being rotated, and you are running the log
>> files non-verbose, then something is troubling your system and you
>> should LOOK at the log files and see what it might be!
>Nick got it exactly right. The "Enabled verbose msgs: important general"
>line in the log is the same as mine. To see if logrotate is working run:
>ls -l /var/log/mythtv/
>It should list several files such as mythbackend.log, mythbackend.log.1
>etc. The timestamps on them should be a day apart. If all that checks
>out look through the log file (I prefer the less command) for any errors
>or lines that repeat several times.
On a second look, it's my mythfrontend logs that have gone crazy.
Backend logs are about 800kb Frontend logs are about 3 GB!!!
Sorry for not seeing this sooner. Mad few days here and little/no time
free for myth checking. Need to sort this out as soon as possible though
because the disk just keeps filling up and breaking other things!
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