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Why am I seeing duplicate events?

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I'm seeing the following two log messages on my UF. I'm also seeing big spikes in events every few minutes from this log file. What's going on?

06-06-2017 13:55:47.047 -0400 WARN TcpOutputProc - Possible duplication of events with channel=source::/logs/mylogs/log4j/my-java-logs.log|host::myhost|log4j_6|16384, streamId=12699096867673601155, offset=48369192 onhost=10.217.104.156:9997

06-06-2017 13:58:45.293 -0400 INFO WatchedFile - Logfile truncated while open, original pathname file='/logs/mylogs/log4j/my-java-logs.log', will begin reading from start.

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Re: Why am I seeing duplicate events?

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The cause of both messages is the /logs/mylogs/log4j/my-java-logs.log is being written to, and instead of rolled, its being truncated (equivalent of cat /dev/null > my-java-logs.log) and re-written as it grows and reaches 50MB.

To find this, we used a tool called watch.

/usr/bin/watch -n 1 ls -l /logs/mylogs/log4j/my-java-logs.log

And we noticed that the file would grow up to just under 50MB and then it would reset back to 0 bytes and write data into the same file.

The solution was to go back to the developer and convince them to change the logic to roll the log file to my-java-logs.log.1 and open a new my-java-logs.log for writing, instead of truncating.

We also noticed that this large file was triggering the Batch reader. We updated the limits.conf: [default] minbatchsize_bytes up from 20 to 100 MB.

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