Audit: printk limit exceeded

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Cesar_Tec
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Audit: printk limit exceeded

Post by Cesar_Tec » 2021/01/07 16:40:47

Hello everyone.

I hope that everyone's doing well.

So to explain what's happening to me.
I took over a CentOS server (centos-release-7-7.1908.0.el7.centos.x86_64), this server have a website that can be seen from the outside.
I took over the server like 2 years ago, but around 1 year ago, from time to time I started getting "Audit: printk limit exceeded" and the website stops working correctly.
The error message displays on the log in screen of the server with putty, and the website only starts working after I restart the server.
It will work ok for sometime, but after a while the error comes back. Sometimes months, sometimes weeks.

I did a search in the forum and I found a post similar to this one, but there wasn't a resolution to it, he just restarted the service and it started working, basically like me, but for me it comes back.

Does anyone have a clue?

tunk
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Joined: 2017/02/22 15:08:17

Re: Audit: printk limit exceeded

Post by tunk » 2021/01/07 19:37:27

I don't know what your problem is, but you may want to
run yum update to get C7.9 (it may even fix your problem).

sml
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Re: Audit: printk limit exceeded

Post by sml » 2021/01/10 14:25:22

Those messages are a side effect of some other audit messages trying to flood the logs:
https://linux-audit.redhat.narkive.com/ ... dit-system

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