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From: Alex Schuster <wonko@×××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Disable fcron logging
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2010 13:26:49
1 Hi there!
3 I want to monitor the power status of my hard drives, so I wrote a little
4 script that gives me this output:
6 sda: standby
7 sdb: standby
8 sdc: active/idle 32°C
9 sdd: active/idle 37°C
11 This script is called every minute via an fcron entry, output goes into a
12 log file, and I use the file monitor plasmoid to watch this log file in
13 KDE.
15 It's working fine, but also monitor my syslog in another file monitor
16 plamoid, and now I get lots of these entries:
18 Aug 21 14:21:06 [fcron] pam_unix(fcron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
19 Aug 21 14:21:06 [fcron] Job /usr/local/sbin/hdstate >> /var/log/hdstate started for user root (pid 24483)
20 Aug 21 14:21:08 [fcron] Job /usr/local/sbin/hdstate >> /var/log/hdstate completed
21 Aug 21 14:21:08 [fcron] pam_unix(fcron:session): session closed for user root
23 There is a nolog option for fcrontab, but I still get this output every
24 minute:
26 Aug 21 15:10:06 [fcron] pam_unix(fcron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
27 Aug 21 15:10:08 [fcron] pam_unix(fcron:session): session closed for user root
29 Hmmm... could it be that these entries do not come from fcron itself, but
30 from PAM? Do I need to look there so suppress them? And if so, would this
31 make sense? I want to suppress only these specific logs, not other stuff
32 that might be interesting.
34 Any ideas? It's nothing important, but maybe there's a simple solution,
35 and I like to learn. Don't knwo much about this PAM stuff yet.
36 Maybe I'll just start a background job for that instead of using fcron.
38 Wonko


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Disable fcron logging Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Disable fcron logging Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>