Permission denied', path: '/imjournal.state.tmp'

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

/var/log/messages is flooded with messages like these (it repeats every second)

Nov 30 14:30:01  rsyslogd-2013: fopen() failed: 'Permission denied', path: '/imjournal.state.tmp'
 [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2013 ]
Nov 30 14:30:01  rsyslogd-2013: fopen() failed: 'Permission denied', path: '/imjournal.state.tmp'
 [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2013 ]
Nov 30 14:30:01  systemd[1]: Starting user-0.slice.
Nov 30 14:30:01  systemd[1]: Starting user-0.slice.
Nov 30 14:30:01  rsyslogd-2013: fopen() failed: 'Permission denied', path: '/imjournal.state.tmp'
 [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2013 ]
Nov 30 14:30:01  rsyslogd-2013: fopen() failed: 'Permission denied', path: '/imjournal.state.tmp'
 [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2013 ]
Nov 30 14:30:01  rsyslogd-2013: fopen() failed: 'Permission denied', path: '/imjournal.state.tmp'
 [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2013 ]
Nov 30 14:30:01  rsyslogd-2013: fopen() failed: 'Permission denied', path: '/imjournal.state.tmp'
 [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2013 ]

Environment

  • RHEL 7.3
  • rsyslog-7.4.7-16

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