Explosive log file growth: /var/log/messages file shows looping "Stop job pending for unit" and "(RestartSec=0), scheduling restart"

Erik Molstad 1 Reputation point
2021-05-27T01:10:36.033+00:00

Hello,

Our SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-SP2 is experiencing explosive log growth in /var/log/messages.

I haven't been able to determine what the unit is that's referenced.

There is this process which is concerning given the 78% CPU:
dew 14133 78.4 0.0 13976 3604 ? R May25 1366:21 /usr/basis/pro5/pro5/pro5 -q -m4096 -c/usr/basis/inx/config.sy7 ../cust

This is a tail of /var/log/messages.

2021-05-26T18:56:36.730103-05:00 VRC-AZ-SLES-SW systemd[12188]: gnome-shell-x11.service: Service has no hold-off time (RestartSec=0), scheduling restart.
2021-05-26T18:56:36.730142-05:00 VRC-AZ-SLES-SW systemd[12188]: gnome-shell-x11.service: Stop job pending for unit, delaying automatic restart.
2021-05-26T18:56:36.730181-05:00 VRC-AZ-SLES-SW systemd[12188]: gnome-shell-x11.service: Service has no hold-off time (RestartSec=0), scheduling restart.
2021-05-26T18:56:36.730220-05:00 VRC-AZ-SLES-SW systemd[12188]: gnome-shell-x11.service: Stop job pending for unit, delaying automatic restart.
2021-05-26T18:56:36.730259-05:00 VRC-AZ-SLES-SW systemd[12188]: gnome-shell-x11.service: Service has no hold-off time (RestartSec=0), scheduling restart.
2021-05-26T18:56:36.730298-05:00 VRC-AZ-SLES-SW systemd[12188]: gnome-shell-x11.service: Stop job pending for unit, delaying automatic restart.

Stopping gnome-shell stopped the log growth, but the problem returned when gnome restarted.

Can anyone point me in the right direction as far as determining the service that's restarting instantaneously and infinitely?

Thank you

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  1. AlexZhu-MSFT 5,236 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-05-27T03:57:24.447+00:00

    Hi,

    Firstly, this issue seems to be related with Gnome, other than Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. Per Gnome's website, it is a bug with Gnome desktop environment. We may try update the Gnome desktop environment as documented in this article or switch to other Linux desktop environments.

    Alex
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