long lines of ^@^@^@ ... in messages and syslog?!? Etch, Sun Sparc U30.
- From: "s. keeling" <keeling@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 02:10:31 +0100 (CET)
This is on a Sun Ultra 30 running Debian Etch Sparc, all SCSI
interfaces and Sun hardware (incl. kb & mouse), 256 (?) Mb RAM, 9 Gb
(0) deviant /home/keeling_ free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 255584 238952 16632 0 13968 146568
-/+ buffers/cache: 78416 177168
Swap: 457832 0 457832
:-) Running Fluxbox, FF, emacs, mrxvt, gkrellm, ... Slick.
I was just looking into the logs on this thing for the first time
since installing it (day before yesterday). EOF of both
/var/log/messages and syslog both have long lines of ^@^@^@^@ and the
latest time stamp is (messages) Oct 28 23:44:02 and (syslog) Oct 30
Otherwise the box looks mostly alright (functional), but I just tried
to install logrotate, and it wildly complains about everything
(obviously), so it's reboot time. Clean shutdown & reboot, and /var's
no longer mounted ro.
That appears to have solved it for now. aptitude's installing
logrotate now. Now I see that all the original log entries are there
except for the ^@ crap. Something's cleaned them up. Weird.
BTW, both of these boxes are behind a router, and neither of them's
seen any non-FLOSS software. I'm happily ssh-ing back and forth with
Anybody have any idea what happened here? What's a better way to sort
out what's going on than what I've done? Is this just a flakey scsi
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
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