Millions of “shrink_slab: ext4_es_scan+0x0/0x130 [ext4] negative objects to delete nr=-2147483358”

On two machines we have a reoccurring problem where the root filesystem gets 100% full because of /var/log/messages filling up with millions of messages as shown below. We have many other machines with the identical HW/SW configuration, but only two are showing this problem. Of course, when the root file system is 100% full other…

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Emails are getting temporarily suspended from yahoo and yahoo doesn’t give a damn

I have 4000 awaiting emails to yahoo in my mail queue all looking like these: (delivery temporarily suspended: lost connection with mta7.am0.yahoodns.net[98.136.96.91] while sending RCPT TO) elfo_arya@yahoo.com D0C9B29E4F 15392 Sun Dec 15 19:31:15 nobody@arsacia.ir (delivery temporarily suspended: lost connection with mta7.am0.yahoodns.net[98.136.96.77] while sending RCPT TO) hamid.g1380@yahoo.com D326520AA2 15301 Sun Dec 15 10:18:40 nobody@arsacia.ir (delivery temporarily…

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How to remove non-printable characters from string?

I am reading a word file using below code : import win32com.client as win32 word = win32.dynamic.Dispatch(“Word.Application”) word.Visible = 0 doc = word.Documents.Open(SigLexiconFilePath) I get strings from the file which has lot of non-printable characters: str = “\xa0keine\xa0freigäbü\xa0\x0b\r\x07” I tried below codes to remove non-printable characters : import string str = “\xa0keine\xa0freigäbü\xa0\x0b\r\x07” filtered_string = “”.join(filter(lambda…

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