Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 477495
Last modified: 2016-09-20 00:49:09 EDT
On my system /var/log/messages seems to disappear sometimes. rsyslog is still running and doing a "service rsyslog restart" creates a new logfile.
What version of rsyslog are you using?
Have you done any changes to your rsyslog.conf?
When the file disappears, does running logger (or some other way of generating a message) make it appear again or has it any other effect on rsyslog?
Can the reporter please provide additional info requested?
Since I cannot reproduce this problem anymore I'll close this bug.