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Thread: Gnome-keyring fills my auth.log

  1. #1
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    Gnome-keyring fills my auth.log

    Hi all,

    my root partition on Ubuntu 18.04 suddenly became completely full, because of a huge /var/log/auth.log (>300 Gb). Indeed, the following entry:

    Code:
    gnome-keyring-daemon[2466]: couldn't accept new control request: Too many open files
    repeats several times each second!
    I cleaned the log (with
    Code:
     >/var/log/auth.log
    ), but I would like to understand what's going on and resolve it, since it will fill it again. To be honest, I don't know if I really use gnome-keyring or not.
    It may be useful to know that I cannot physically access the PC now, so I use it remotely via vnc (will the ssh authentication pass via the keyring?). For the same reason, I do not dare rebooting it...

    Thanks!
    Stefano

  2. #2
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    Jun 2006
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    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Gnome-keyring fills my auth.log

    Start cleaning the system via bleachbit (as root, carefully select options)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
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    Re: Gnome-keyring fills my auth.log

    Hi all,

    I solved the issue, at least for the moment, since I haven't understood the real origin.
    In any case, I stopped the vnc and killed gnome-keyring-daemon.
    Then I restarted the vnc and connected with Remmina: at this point gnome-keyring asked me for my password (so indeed it is linked to the vnc connection).
    Now everything works as usual, and the log is not filled by that error message.

    Stefano

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