rsyslog shows the error message "Uncompression of a message failed with return code -3"

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  • rsyslog shows the following error message in /var/log/messages:
rsyslogd: syslog.err : Uncompression of a message failed with return code -3 - enable debug logging if you need further information. Message ignored. [v8.24.0-55.el7]
  • This issue occurs when a syslog server receives a syslog message from remote host


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • rsyslog

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