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startxfce4.log.1 a huge file!!!

Postby mbnoimi » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:52 pm

Hi,

Frequently, my PC's free space becomes 0 MB for unknown reason because of startxfce4.log.1 file size!

May you please tell me why this happens? How can I fix this issue?

IMPORTANT:
  • It always becomes bigger and bigger until it fills whole free space unless I kill the process /bin/gzip
  • I've another PC with same configurations and it has same problem while the other PC has different hardware.
  • LM 18.2 x64

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$ ls -l /home/wkdesktop/.cache/upstart/
total 14448916
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         341 Oct  2 23:32 dbus.log
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         385 Oct  2 23:10 dbus.log.1.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         398 Oct  2 13:13 dbus.log.2.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         289 Oct  1 10:18 dbus.log.3.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         346 Sep 30 13:35 dbus.log.5.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         313 Sep 29 14:39 dbus.log.6.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         294 Sep 29 13:53 dbus.log.7.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         101 Oct  2 23:10 gnome-keyring-ssh.log.1.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         107 Oct  2 13:12 gnome-keyring-ssh.log.2.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         101 Oct  1 10:18 gnome-keyring-ssh.log.3.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         101 Sep 30 13:34 gnome-keyring-ssh.log.4.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         101 Sep 29 14:39 gnome-keyring-ssh.log.5.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         101 Sep 29 13:53 gnome-keyring-ssh.log.6.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         101 Sep 28 23:37 gnome-keyring-ssh.log.7.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         113 Oct  2 23:10 gpg-agent.log.1.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         116 Oct  2 13:12 gpg-agent.log.2.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         109 Oct  1 10:18 gpg-agent.log.3.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         109 Sep 30 13:34 gpg-agent.log.4.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         109 Sep 29 14:39 gpg-agent.log.5.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         109 Sep 29 13:53 gpg-agent.log.6.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         113 Sep 28 23:37 gpg-agent.log.7.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         587 Oct  2 23:10 indicator-sound.log.1.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         591 Oct  2 13:13 indicator-sound.log.2.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         243 Oct  1 10:18 indicator-sound.log.3.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         380 Sep 30 13:35 indicator-sound.log.5.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         483 Sep 29 14:39 indicator-sound.log.6.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         243 Sep 29 13:53 indicator-sound.log.7.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          77 Oct  2 23:31 logrotate.log
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          63 Sep 28 06:18 logrotate.log.1.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          63 Sep 27 11:16 logrotate.log.2.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         139 Sep 25 10:29 logrotate.log.3.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          63 Sep 24 09:40 logrotate.log.4.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          63 Sep 22 10:47 logrotate.log.5.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          92 Sep 20 00:09 logrotate.log.6.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          63 Sep 19 06:51 logrotate.log.7.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          60 Oct  2 23:10 ssh-agent.log.1.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          69 Oct  2 13:12 ssh-agent.log.2.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          60 Oct  1 10:18 ssh-agent.log.3.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          60 Sep 30 13:34 ssh-agent.log.4.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          60 Sep 29 14:39 ssh-agent.log.5.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          60 Sep 29 13:53 ssh-agent.log.6.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          60 Sep 28 23:37 ssh-agent.log.7.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop 14771814115 Oct  2 23:33 startxfce4.log.1
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop    22937600 Oct  2 23:31 startxfce4.log.1.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop      108168 Oct  2 13:13 startxfce4.log.2.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop        1669 Oct  1 10:18 startxfce4.log.3.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop        6575 Sep 30 13:35 startxfce4.log.5.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop      128008 Sep 29 14:39 startxfce4.log.6.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop        1608 Sep 29 13:53 startxfce4.log.7.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop         214 Sep 29 00:19 startxfce4.log.8.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          68 Oct  2 23:10 upstart-event-bridge.log.1.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          76 Oct  2 13:12 upstart-event-bridge.log.2.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          68 Oct  1 10:18 upstart-event-bridge.log.3.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          68 Sep 30 13:34 upstart-event-bridge.log.4.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          68 Sep 29 14:39 upstart-event-bridge.log.5.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          68 Sep 29 13:53 upstart-event-bridge.log.6.gz
-rw-r----- 1 wkdesktop wkdesktop          68 Sep 28 23:37 upstart-event-bridge.log.7.gz

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Re: startxfce4.log.1 a huge file!!!

Postby catweazel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:58 am

Inspect the log file for clues to the cause.
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Re: startxfce4.log.1 a huge file!!!

Postby mbnoimi » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:11 am

catweazel wrote:Inspect the log file for clues to the cause.

I'm unable to inspect it because it becomes a huge file withing minutes so my PC becomes very slow until I delete it :roll:

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Re: startxfce4.log.1 a huge file!!!

Postby catweazel » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:54 am

mbnoimi wrote:
catweazel wrote:Inspect the log file for clues to the cause.

I'm unable to inspect it because it becomes a huge file withing minutes so my PC becomes very slow until I delete it :roll:

Well, can you move it to, say, a flash drive?
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Re: startxfce4.log.1 a huge file!!!

Postby shengchieh » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:49 pm

Can you do on a console

head startxfce4.log.1
tail startxfce4.log.1

for some clue(s)?

You can even use the -n option with head or tail. See the manpage, i.e.,

man head
man tail

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Re: startxfce4.log.1 a huge file!!!

Postby mbnoimi » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:31 am

shengchieh wrote:Can you do on a console

head startxfce4.log.1
tail startxfce4.log.1

for some clue(s)?

You can even use the -n option with head or tail. See the manpage, i.e.,

man head
man tail

Sheng-Chieh



Thanks, this indeed a practical suggestion. I'll use it when the problem occur on the next days (I couldn't find how many of days it occurs)


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