Can't find the Low Disk Space on /boot notification in logs

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cath
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Can't find the Low Disk Space on /boot notification in logs

Post by cath » 2019/08/18 15:39:49

I have a Centos 7 install and when logged into the Desktop interface I get a notification popup window on the top right on my screen saying that I'm running out of space on my /boot filesystem.

I tried searching for this debug/err/info/notice/warn through my logs in /var/logs and by using journalctl but I can't really find anything.

I was wondering it doesn't show up anywhere, can anyone shed some light?

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Re: Can't find the Low Disk Space on /boot notification in logs

Post by TrevorH » 2019/08/18 16:12:34

It's a desktop thing.

You might want to consider setting installonly_limit= in /etc/yum.conf to keep fewer kernels installed at the same time. It defaults to 5 which means you need space enough for 6 (it installs a new one and then removes the oldest leaving 5 but for a small time there are 6 installed).

If you want warnings about things like this without a GUI then you need to install, configure and use a monitoring system like icinga2, nagios, zabbix etc.
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cath
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Re: Can't find the Low Disk Space on /boot notification in logs

Post by cath » 2019/10/01 09:31:02

I ended up extending the /boot filesystem just because I am running that Centos for testing purposes and I find it nice to be able to switch between different kernels.

I don't need monitoring for those alerts I need to know if is there a mention of that error/alert, somewhere else in the logs

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