[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#860296: lirc is spamming syslog with messages

Ayke van Laethem aykevanlaethem at gmail.com
Fri Jul 28 17:24:39 UTC 2017

Package: lirc
Version: 0.9.4c-9
Followup-For: Bug #860296

Dear Maintainer,

Unfortunately I can't reproduce the uirw issue I reported (eating up
disk space), but I now have the exact same problem as reported above.

I noticed that by default the services lircd-uinput, irexec and lircmd
are running. Stopping all three makes sure that lirc doesn't have
connected clients preventing the error. I wonder why all these services
are running by default, consuming system resources (and logging a
message once per second).

Semi-related: here is a patch that should make the error somewhat more
descriptive (actually fixing a bug in LIRC):

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