Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 251639
Auditd does not recover from logging_suspended state
Last modified: 2010-02-08 06:17:40 EST
Description of problem:
When auditd suspend logging by admin_space_left_action,
auditd does not recover from suspend even after delete files
in partition and enough free disk space.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
make a junk file to use disk space near to admin_space_left limit is
active. Do something to create audit log.
Wait a minutes for logging to be suspended. auditd claims
'Audit daemon is suspending logging due to no space left on logging
After then, you can see deleting junk file, and 'service auditd reload'
doesn't affect the suspend status.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set admin_space_left_action=SUSPEND in /etc/auditd.conf
2. while [ 0 ]; do date > /dev/null ; done
3. tail -f /var/log/messages
4. after find suspend message, try some.
There isn't good way to recover from suspend.
Some signal or changing of partition free size should be a
chance to restart logging.
easy fix, scheduling for 4.7.
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Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
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audit-1.0.16-1 was built to solve this problem.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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