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Re: Gnome flooding syslog




On Sat, 2018-09-08 at 19:18 +0300, Reco wrote:
> 	Hi.
> 
> On Sat, Sep 08, 2018 at 12:10:26PM -0400, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> > How do I prevent/stop Gnome trivial errors from flooding syslog?
> 
> By configuring your journald and syslog correctly.
> For instance, this little snippet:
> 
> $ cat /etc/systemd/journald.conf.d/lessspam.conf
> [Journal]
> MaxLevelSyslog=info

My system didn't have a journal.conf.d directory, nor a reference to it in journal.conf,
but I did uncomment and modify MaxLevelSyslog= in journal.conf.  Thanks for that!

> decreases the amount of journald entries by an order of magnitude.
> 
> This one:
> 
> $ cat /etc/rsyslog.d/systemd-spam.conf
> :syslogtag, startswith, "gnome-" stop
> 
> sends all GNOME-related syslog entries to where they belong, i.e.
> /dev/null.


Ack.

> > Simply resizing gnome-terminal yields dozens (hundreds?) of log entries like:
> > 
> >    gnome-terminal-[1849]: Allocating size to GtkScrollbar 0x5616bb780720 without
> >    calling gtk_widget_get_preferred_width/height(). How does the code know the
> >    size to allocate?
> 
> Of course, fixing the offending program would be right way of doing
> this, but it's a GNOME program we're talking about. And GNOME programs
> are known for this kind of spam.
> 

:-)  

You're my hero today, Much thanks!!

-Jim P.


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