How to disable rsyslog Rate-Limiting in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6?

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  • system log is not working, restarting rsyslogd/crond to make it working again.
  • The following messages have been reported in /var/log/messages:
Jul  3 08:50:16 localhost rsyslogd-2177: imuxsock lost 838 messages from pid 4713 due to rate-limiting
Jul  3 08:50:17 localhost rsyslogd-2177: imuxsock begins to drop messages from pid 4713 due to rate-limiting
  • How to disable rsyslog rate-limiting in order to prevent these messages?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • rsyslog-5.8
  • rsyslog7

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