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VMware multipathd log spam

2021-04-07 3 min read Technology Ronny Trommer
While I was deploying Loki with Promtail I’ve seen a lot of log spam from Ubuntu virtual machines in my VMware environment. As a note to myself and for some others who want cleaner system logs – here is what I’ve found to get rid of it. The log entries look like these here: 2021-04-07 20:14:21 opennms-bgp multipathd[693]: sda: failed to get sgio uid: No such file or directory 2021-04-07 20:14:21 opennms-bgp multipathd[693]: sda: failed to get sysfs uid: Invalid argument 2021-04-07 20:14:21 opennms-bgp multipathd[693]: sda: failed to get udev uid: Invalid argument 2021-04-07 20:14:21 opennms-bgp multipathd[693]: sda: add missing path The best article I’ve found was from SUSE describing the problems source. Continue reading