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#1 2021-01-19 14:01:08

DAC324
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Registered: 2020-03-12
Posts: 35

Gnome-keyring-daemon spamming the journalctl log

Hello all,

Possibly, I entered inappropriate search terms - I was unable to find any suitable solution to the following question.

When I do `journalctl -b`, I see that `gnome-keyring-daemon` spits out a large bunch of entries like

Jan 19 10:44:57 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[434]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring, but it's already registered
Jan 19 10:44:57 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[434]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring, but it's already registered
Jan 19 10:44:57 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[434]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring, but it's already registered
Jan 19 10:44:57 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[434]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring, but it's already registered
Jan 19 10:44:57 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[434]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring, but it's already registered
...and continuing...

Is this something I should care about, and if yes, how can it be solved?

Thank you very much in advance and kind regards.

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#2 2021-01-19 14:43:15

Ropid
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Registered: 2015-03-09
Posts: 975

Re: Gnome-keyring-daemon spamming the journalctl log

I guess that's a program misbehaving and using the keyring in a wrong way. Try to find out which program it is. If this log spam is constant (the messages don't stop), then I'd definitely work on fixing this before doing anything else. A constant spam means the system writes non-stop to disk and that's unacceptable.

Some ideas that might help with finding the program:

Does the log spam start immediately when you log into your user's desktop? Or does it maybe only start after you launch a certain desktop program?

Can you find the first date/time where these messages started in your log? You can do just "journalctl" without the "-b" to see old messages from previous boots, then type "/asked to register.*default_keyring" <Enter> to search, then type "n" and "N" to jump forward and backward between results. Hopefully there wasn't so much spam in your log that the system already deleted old log messages for space.

If you can find the first date with the messages, you can then look in /var/log/pacman.log to find out what was installed or updated at that date. This command line here filters the pacman.log file to just the messages about package changes:

grep -E '\] (ins|upg|rem)\w+ ' /var/log/pacman.log | less +G

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#3 2021-01-20 10:41:20

DAC324
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Registered: 2020-03-12
Posts: 35

Re: Gnome-keyring-daemon spamming the journalctl log

Unfortunately, the log does not seem to date back as long as needed (it starts on 20 Dec 2020 only).

Investigating again, I assume that this might have something to do with LightDM and perhaps auto login:

Jan 20 09:52:31 desktop lightdm[428]: gkr-pam: no password is available for user
Jan 20 09:52:31 desktop kernel: kauditd_printk_skb: 111 callbacks suppressed
Jan 20 09:52:39 desktop kernel: kauditd_printk_skb: 10 callbacks suppressed
Jan 20 09:52:59 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[444]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring/9, but it's already registered
Jan 20 09:53:00 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[444]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring/9, but it's already registered
Jan 20 10:52:39 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[444]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring/1, but it's already registered
Jan 20 10:52:39 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[444]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring/1, but it's already registered
Jan 20 10:52:40 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[444]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring/95, but it's already registered
Jan 20 10:52:40 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[444]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring/8, but it's already registered
Jan 20 10:52:40 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[444]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring/8, but it's already registered
Jan 20 10:52:40 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[444]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring/8, but it's already registered
Jan 20 10:52:40 desktop gnome-keyring-daemon[444]: asked to register item /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/default_keyring/95, but it's already registered

Update:
At least the two entries referring to item 9 of the default keyring appear to be caused by chromium as they are not present after a reboot but appear as soon as I start chromium.

The others apparently are connected to evolution.

Last edited by DAC324 (2021-01-20 17:05:39)

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