The log file /var/log/messages flooded with "pm:affinity [INFO] Set irq mask for interface" events

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Article ID: 167923

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Products

XOS

Issue/Introduction

The log file /var/log/messages flooded with "pm:affinity [INFO] Set irq mask for interface" eventsThe /var/log/messages file could grow too fast consuming all disk space with the following events logged:

Oct 22 04:27:52 ids[11188]: [11188] pm:affinity [INFO] Set irq mask for dmz to 801

There could be as many as several hundreds occurrences of these events per second.

Cause

These messages are generated by Sourcefire 3D Sensor application installed on the VAP.

Resolution

Consult with Sourcefire Support to address the root cause of these messages.

Workaround

In case there is no free space left on the partition, remove the oldest /var/log/messages.* files to gain some disk space.