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[kdelibs] [Bug 389646] New: Syslog 100's thousands of lines with kdeinit5 / KConfigIni errors
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Ski
2018-01-30 16:12:00 UTC
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Bug ID: 389646
Summary: Syslog 100's thousands of lines with kdeinit5 /
KConfigIni errors
Product: kdelibs
Version: unspecified
Platform: Other
OS: Linux
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Severity: normal
Priority: NOR
Component: general
Assignee: kdelibs-***@kde.org
Reporter: ***@dski.net
Target Milestone: ---

Not sure what category to put this problem in..

KDE Plasma: 5.8.7
KDE Frameworks version: 5.32.0
Mageia 6, x86_64
Clean install.


My syslog file is multi-GB in file size, filling up with the following nonsense
with 10's thousands of lines generated per boot..

kdeinit5[15348]: "KConfigIni: In file whatever, line 1: " Invalid entry
(missing '=')
kdeinit5[15348]: "KConfigIni: In file whatever, line 2: " Invalid entry
(missing '=')
.. etc
.. etc
kdeinit5[15348]: "KConfigIni: In file whatever, line 684: " Invalid entry
(missing '=')
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Christoph Feck
2018-02-14 22:08:08 UTC
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Christoph Feck <***@kde.org> changed:

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Resolution|--- |WAITINGFORINFO
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--- Comment #1 from Christoph Feck <***@kde.org> ---
If you would be more specific in which config files the errors appear, we might
be able to fix it.
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Christoph Feck
2018-03-01 01:05:44 UTC
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--- Comment #2 from Christoph Feck <***@kde.org> ---
If you can provide the information requested in comment #1, please add it.
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Ski
2018-03-14 17:53:53 UTC
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--- Comment #3 from Ski <***@dski.net> ---
Sorry for the delay in replying.

The problem text is put into /var/log/syslog and /var/log/messages, both become
huge with the error, and if not caught, can make the system unstable, or hard
to reboot when it eventually fills up /var .

There is a "temporary" workaround, but not an acceptable one. You can move all
the text files out of the user's home directory, and put it in any
sub-directory, but the bug remains.
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Christoph Feck
2018-03-14 18:27:59 UTC
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--- Comment #4 from Christoph Feck <***@kde.org> ---
In the bug description, you replaced the config file name with "In file
whatever". Unless you show us the actual file names, we cannot proceed with
this issue.
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Ski
2018-03-14 19:33:03 UTC
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--- Comment #5 from Ski <***@dski.net> ---
(In reply to Christoph Feck from comment #4)
Post by Christoph Feck
In the bug description, you replaced the config file name with "In file
whatever". Unless you show us the actual file names, we cannot proceed with
this issue.
Sorry, I edited a bit too much out of the original report in the file names.

The file can be named "whatever.txt" - the bug is the same whatever the text
file name actually is. It only affects text files, and looks like it only
specifically affects .txt extension, as no other text files (config etc) are
shown in the log files.
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Christoph Feck
2018-03-30 16:44:49 UTC
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--- Comment #6 from Christoph Feck <***@kde.org> ---
So to understand you correctly, something tries to open regular text files as
configuration files, and this surely leeds to parsing errors.

If you can reproduce this, could you use 'ps -x' in Konsole to find out which
application or process actually does this? The information "kdeinit[15348]"
unfortunately only reveals the process ID.
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Christoph Feck
2018-03-30 23:09:43 UTC
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Ski
2018-04-06 09:02:52 UTC
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--- Comment #7 from Ski <***@dski.net> ---
It's taken few days for the bug to re-appear, but below is the result of "ps
-x", redirected into a text file, where even that text file caused the error
text to get logged into syslog!

ps -x
https://pastebin.com/TeHXDbGg

And the syslog entries because of this "ps -x" text file..

Apr 6 09:43:33 local kdeinit5[7223]: "KConfigIni: In file
/home/someuser/Running stuff with logging text files in syslog - 20180406.txt,
line 1: " Invalid entry (missing '=')
Apr 6 09:43:33 local kdeinit5[7223]: "KConfigIni: In file
/home/someuser/Running stuff with logging text files in syslog - 20180406.txt,
line 2: " Invalid entry (missing '=')
Apr 6 09:43:33 local kdeinit5[7223]: "KConfigIni: In file
/home/someuser/Running stuff with logging text files in syslog - 20180406.txt,
line 3: " Invalid entry (missing '=')
Apr 6 09:43:33 local kdeinit5[7223]: "KConfigIni: In file
/home/someuser/Running stuff with logging text files in syslog - 20180406.txt,
line 4: " Invalid entry (missing '=')
etc. etc.
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Christoph Feck
2018-04-26 22:21:05 UTC
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Christoph Feck <***@kde.org> changed:

What |Removed |Added
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Product|kdelibs |dolphin
Assignee|kdelibs-***@kde.org |dolphin-bugs-***@kde.org
CC| |***@kde.org
Status|NEEDSINFO |UNCONFIRMED
Resolution|WAITINGFORINFO |---
Component|general |general

--- Comment #8 from Christoph Feck <***@kde.org> ---
Log from comment #7 says 7223 is dolphin process; reassigning for further
inspection.
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