MacOS – Mac: Extend or disable 500 Messages Limit of Console


On Mac OS X's I get the following message while trying to find a problem in a software-component:

28.07.10 12:09:25   [0x0-0x1ed1ed].org.eclipse.eclipse[6803]    *** process 6803 exceeded 500 log message per second limit  -  remaining messages this second discarded ***

(It's a software based on the eclipse osgi framework).

Is there a way to get rid of this 500 Messages Limit? I want to see ALL messages being generated (I have no way to limit the message-amount because it's a 3rd party program).

thanks and greetings,

Best Answer

  • Got it!

    1. Edit /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ by adding:


      To the program arguments section (below the following line): <string>/usr/sbin/syslogd</string>

    2. Restart the syslog daemon with:
      launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/; sleep 1; launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

    A value of 0 disables the limit. The default is 500 messages per second.

    PS: If you can't edit the file directly, copy it to a temporary directory, edit that, and then sudo copy it to the original location.

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