Reviewing my syslog server, I've noticed that all of my VyOS machines are adding entries stating a cron task errored due to child exiting with status 1.
Looking at this snippet, we can see the CMD being run and the resulting error that gets added to syslog.
2016-12-17 23:17:01.000 10.0.2.54 vy-gw-a CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) 2016-12-17 23:17:01.000 10.0.2.54 vy-gw-a /USR/SBIN/CRON: (root) CMD ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly) 2016-12-17 23:17:01.000 10.0.2.54 vy-gw-a /USR/SBIN/CRON: (CRON) error (grandchild #4591 failed with exit status 1) 2016-12-17 23:17:01.000 10.0.2.54 vy-gw-a /USR/SBIN/CRON: (CRON) info (No MTA installed, discarding output) 2016-12-17 23:17:01.000 10.0.2.54 vy-gw-a CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session closed for user root
If I run the command manually, I get the following error.
root@vy-gw-a:/# run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly /etc/cron.hourly/vyatta-logrotate-hourly: error: stat of /var/log/vyatta/ipsec.log failed: No such file or directory run-parts: /etc/cron.hourly/vyatta-logrotate-hourly exited with return code 1
I can confirm I do not have ipsec configured on any of my VyOS machines. I'm not 100% sure how you guys generate log files on install but it might be worth touching /var/log/vyatta/ipsec.log so it doesnt error :)
(I fixed my problem by touching the file...)
I dont see anything operationally wrong with my machines, other than it generating more lines than necessary in my syslog :)
root@vy-gw-a:/var/log/vyatta# show version Version: VyOS 1.1.7 Description: VyOS 1.1.7 (helium) Copyright: 2016 VyOS maintainers and contributors Built by: firstname.lastname@example.org Built on: Wed Feb 17 09:57:31 UTC 2016 Build ID: 1602170957-4459750 System type: x86 64-bit Boot via: image Hypervisor: KVM HW model: Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996) HW S/N: Not Specified HW UUID: 0DF8732C-4E3D-054D-A62C-F3268415D6A0 Uptime: 00:27:19 up 9 days, 19:40, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.05