overcloud-controller-2 logrotate: ALERT exited abnormally with [1]

Solution In Progress - Updated -


  • The overcloud-controller-2 reports low disk space. We tried to collect the sosreport but disk usage increased, and following error appeared in /var/log/messages:
Jan 20 03:14:01 overcloud-controller-2 logrotate: ALERT exited abnormally with [1]
  • It looks like logrotation is no longer working and disk space is never released:
[root@overcloud-controller-2 log]# du -sh * | grep G
11G     ceph
57G     cinder
3.7G    cluster
15G     httpd
4.1G    journal
26G     keystone
170G    messages                    <<<
65G     neutron                     <<<
16G     nova
1.9G    pcsd
78G     rabbitmq                    <<<
1.8G    secure
6.2G    swift
  • We confirmed the logrotate is enabled:
[root@overcloud-controller-2 log]# ps -ef | egrep "logrotate|crond"
root        4505       1  0  2018 ?        00:25:38 /usr/sbin/crond -n
root      930425  893730  0 23:16 pts/0    00:00:00 grep -E --color=auto logrotate|crond
  • We freed up the disk space usage for now, but we would like to confirm why the logrotate process stopped working.


  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10.0 (RHOSP)

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