Output File is not Being Written¶
Note: current rsyslog versions have somewhat limited error reporting inside omfile. If a problem persists, you may want to generate a rsyslog debug log, which often can help you pinpoint the actual root cause of the problem more quickly.
To learn more about the current state of error reporting, follow our bug tracker for this issue.
The following subsections list frequent causes for file writing problems. You can quickly check this without the need to create a debug log.
This often stems back to selinux permission errors, especially
if files outside of the
/var/log directory shall be written
Follow the SELinux troubleshooting guide to check for this condition.
Max Number of Open Files¶
This can also be caused by a too low limit on number of open file handles, especially when dynafiles are being written.
Note that some versions of systemd limit the process to 1024 files by default. The current set limit can be validated by doing:
and the currently open number of files can be obtained by doing:
ls /proc/<pid>/fd | wc -l
Also make sure the system-wide max open files is appropriate using:
Some versions of systemd completely ignore
/etc/security/limits*. To change limits for a service in systemd, edit
/usr/lib/systemd/system/rsyslog.service and under
systemctl daemon-reload systemctl restart rsyslog
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