Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64994
"Cannot append data to that file" Error
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:36 EDT
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Description of problem:
Cron runs /usr/lib/sa/sa1 1 1 every 10 minutes and I keep getting the error
"Cannot append data to that file". I've removed the /var/log/sa/sa15 and it
works for a while but then eventually comes back with the same "Cannon append"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1./usr/lib/sa/sa1 1 1 runs automatically from cron every 10 minutes
Actual Results: The cron job reports an error of "Cannot append data to that file".
Expected Results: The cron job runs silently.
I've rebooted a couple of times today for various reasons. I don't know if
that's contributing or not.
Still a problem with 4.0.5-1 from http://people.redhat.com/teg/sysstat/ ?
Sorry for not updating this bug but the problem went away. I don't know what
exactly fixed it but I no longer have the problem.
I experienced the same trouble reported in this bug report. The problem is that
I changed my system clock time after the sa1 utility created a log file. The
work around is to delete /var/log/sa/sa`date +%d`.