Jan 222019

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:,1 ->,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: 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:

Number of packages to be reinstalled: 1

Proceed with this action? [y/N]: y
[1/1] Reinstalling py36-iocage-devel-,1...
[1/1] Extracting py36-iocage-devel-,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[72931]: py36-iocage-devel reinstalled:,1 ->,1

And so does the mail log:

Jan 22 22:16:56 knew postfix/anvil[72611]: statistics: max cache size 1 at Jan 22 22:13:36

Anyone have any idea what was going on here?

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  One Response to “Double timestamps in logs”

  1. Miroslav wrote in to say:

    “there is a new option -O format which allows to change format from traditional “bsd” (rfc3164) to rfc5424 which is what you found in your logfiles.”