Giant dump files

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firemanking
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Giant dump files

Post by firemanking » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:31 pm

Hi all,

First time posting here ^^;
So as the title says, I found out that SoftEther VPN Client had been creating these dump files, which are each ~150 MB, but then in large quantities.
How large? Well, it's about 1.4 TB when I finally found what the heck was eating up my disk space.
Does anyone know what might be causing this?

Thanks,

drewex
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Re: Giant dump files

Post by drewex » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:05 pm

take a look into your logging settings. You might have enabled full package logging. Those go into the install sub folders.

firemanking
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Re: Giant dump files

Post by firemanking » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:21 pm

Hi drewex, thanks for the reply.
Where can I find that setting? Is it the client setting or the specific VPN setting?

Thanks!

cedar
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Re: Giant dump files

Post by cedar » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:09 am

What is the name of those files?
Could you give me an example?

sky59
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Re: Giant dump files

Post by sky59 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:13 am

I completely disabled logging with "chattr +i"

applied on security_log, package_log, server_log - no single file created afterwards

I use OrangePiZero and package "chattr" doesnot exist, so I put microSD card into UBUNTU PC and changed it there, it works!

No idea how to make it with NOR based devices ... any idea?

firemanking
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Re: Giant dump files

Post by firemanking » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:04 am

Hi all,

Sorry to get back super late on this, but here are some example of the file names:

dump_20190109_154354.dmp
dump_20181230_053125.dmp
dump_20181230_042839.dmp

Each file is around 150 MB

Thanks.

cedar
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Re: Giant dump files

Post by cedar » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:06 am

They are not files output by SoftEther VPN.
I think it is a crash dump generated by the OS.
Is there record of application crash in the event log?

Rnango02
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Re: Giant dump files

Post by Rnango02 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:01 am

1.4 TB? That's insane!
Per aspera ad astra 8-)

firemanking
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Re: Giant dump files

Post by firemanking » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:11 pm

I didn't find any error that's related to SoftEther software during the time the files are created...
The last batch of files seems to have been around 12/30~1/2, and nothing new until I deleted the files on 1/10.

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