/var/log/messages file consumes all free disk space

Created:

2016-12-12 03:41:00 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-08 13:43:33 UTC

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/var/log/messages file consumes all free disk space

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux

Symptoms

  1. /var/log/messages file consumes all free disk space
  2. If empty /var/log/messages , its size starts to increase very fast and is being filled with the messages like as following one:

    Nov  2 11:02:00 NS3 freshclam[25018]: [LibClamAV] mpool_malloc(): Attempt to allocate 8388608 bytes. Please report to http://bugs.clamav.net
    Nov 2 11:02:00 NS3 freshclam[25018]: [LibClamAV] mpool_malloc(): Attempt to allocate 8388608 bytes. Please report to http://bugs.clamav.net
  3. ClamAV software is installed in the server and its version is 0.97

Cause

This is a ClamAV bug #11647

Resolution

  1. Update clamav package to the latest version:

    # yum update clamav
  2. Restart clamav

If it did not help, find all clamav-related processes and kill them:

# ps aux | grep clam
# kill -9 <PID>

, restart clamav service.

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