Syslog overflow


I recently got an out of storage notification on my recently installed Linux Ubuntu Bionic Beaver system. after investigating where the problem was coming from, I realize that the /var/log/syslog was 125GB in size which is abnormal.
after running
$ tail -f /var/log/syslog
brave_brave.desktop[8108]: [8108:8241:0323/] Failed to recv from netlink socket: Permission denied (13)

I realize that brave is overflowing the system with the above error. using all of the system memory, processing units, and storage in the process. I decided to purge both brave-browser and brave-keyring and reinstalling brave from scratch. And lastly, clear the syslog file with
$ cat /dev/null > /var/log/syslog, as superuser,
but the problem persist

$ uname -a
Linux Morpheus 4.18.0-16-generic #17~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 12 13:35:51 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Version 0.61.52 Chromium: 73.0.3683.86 (Official Build) (64-bit)


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problem resolved, The problem was caused through the improper removal of brave application with the us of snap command. snap purge brave removes brave without disconnecting it from the kernel, should of run the obvious snap remove brave.

Do not install brave from the snap repository, use the steps given on the website through apt(-get)



Hey, I ran into the same problem. After removing the snap brave my syslog is overflowing with the same error.
How did you get rid of it? Installing and removing over the ubuntu software centre did’t help.