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Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured ... Again...

clausdk

Junior Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2019
Messages
13
Hello,

I've been following this forum for years, but i've had one problem with Freenas, that has been there since forever, so today I registered and thought I would share my thoughts.

Code:
Mar 11 14:18:21 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured (6)'
Mar 11 14:19:21 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured (6)'
Mar 11 14:20:21 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured (6)'
Mar 11 14:21:21 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured (6)'
Mar 11 14:22:21 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured (6)'
Mar 11 14:23:21 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured (6)'
Mar 11 14:24:21 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured (6)'
Mar 11 14:25:21 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured (6)'
Mar 11 14:26:21 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured (6)'
Mar 11 14:27:21 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured (6)'


Search results:
https://redmine.ixsystems.com/issues/9776
https://www.ixsystems.com/community...-file-for-writing-filename-dev-console.45230/
https://www.ixsystems.com/community...slog-ng-error-opening-file-for-writing.41987/
https://www.ixsystems.com/community...-file-for-writing-filename-dev-console.62887/
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/freenas-11-0-rc3-freezing.54929/

Seem's like it never really got solved.

To me it seems like the problem came after I restored the settings a few years ago.

If you restart the syslog-ng in the console it stops outputting the error and it seems to work fine again.

root@fstor:[~]# service syslog-ng restart

Mar 11 14:34:21 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: Error opening file for writing; filename='/dev/console', error='Device not configured (6)'
Mar 11 14:35:18 fstor syslog-ng[1187]: syslog-ng shutting down; version='3.18.1'
Mar 11 14:35:18 fstor syslog-ng[5669]: syslog-ng starting up; version='3.18.1'


So for now I have a small script it runs on the boot to solve this problem. Maybe the syslog-ng starts to fast, before the /dev/console is ready? idk

Maybe one of you have some suggestion what it could be?

PS: This problem exist on both the FreeNAS snapshot version and the lastest stable version.
 

clausdk

Junior Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2019
Messages
13
We have 2 servers. Both servers output this error:

Our production server: 11.2-U2.1
And our test server: FreeNAS-11.3-MASTER-201903110828
 
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dlavigne

Guest
Please create a report at redmine.ixsystems.com and post the issue number here.
 

sadinsun

Newbie
Joined
Nov 15, 2019
Messages
1
I have this issue also, server is normally runing quiltly in my cabinet and controlled remotely, I can't understand why is it needed a displayer...
 

TheExpert

Newbie
Joined
Nov 27, 2016
Messages
1
The script is documented here


Works on TrueNAS-12.0-U5
 
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