'kernel: audit: backlog limit exceeded' messages in /var/log/messages

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • /var/log/messages shows repeated messages indicating the audit_backlog was greater than the allowed limit
 kernel: audit: audit_backlog=65537 > audit_backlog_limit=65536
 kernel: audit: audit_lost=126533574 audit_rate_limit=0 audit_backlog_limit=65536


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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