I noticed some double timestamps in my logs recently. They started just after I upgraded the host to FreeBSD 12, but I am not convinced they are related.
This is from /var/log/messsages:
Jan 22 21:41:40 knew 1 2019-01-22T21:41:40.760533+00:00 knew.int.unixathome.org pkg 89351 - - py36-iocage-devel upgraded: 188.8.131.5281219,1 -> 184.108.40.20690122,1
They started late yesterday, this is from /var/log/maillog:
Jan 21 22:28:58 knew 1 2019-01-21T22:28:58.677083+00:00 knew.int.unixathome.org postfix/anvil 42521 - - statistics: max connection rate 1/60s for (smtp:10.55.0.3) at Jan 21 22:25:38
You see that I have both:
Jan 21 22:28:58
Googling did not help
Restarting syslogd did:
$ sudo service syslogd restart Stopping syslogd. Waiting for PIDS: 834. Starting syslogd.
A quick test:
$ sudo pkg install -f py36-iocage-devel Updating local repository catalogue... local repository is up to date. All repositories are up to date. Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting) The following 1 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked): Installed packages to be REINSTALLED: py36-iocage-devel-220.127.116.1190122,1 Number of packages to be reinstalled: 1 Proceed with this action? [y/N]: y [1/1] Reinstalling py36-iocage-devel-18.104.22.16890122,1... [1/1] Extracting py36-iocage-devel-22.214.171.12490122,1: 100%
And /var/log/messages seems OK now:
Jan 22 22:13:21 knew syslogd: exiting on signal 15 Jan 22 22:13:21 knew syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel Jan 22 22:13:53 knew pkg: py36-iocage-devel reinstalled: 126.96.36.19990122,1 -> 188.8.131.5290122,1
And so does the mail log:
Jan 22 22:16:56 knew postfix/anvil: statistics: max cache size 1 at Jan 22 22:13:36
Anyone have any idea what was going on here?