With my server I have noticed that systemd is spamming the auth.log file with GBs of this:

Jan 29 15:40:14 server systemd-logind[438]: Suspending...
Jan 29 15:40:14 server systemd-logind[438]: Failed to execute operation: Unit suspend.target is masked.

Any idea how I can fix this? It is a laptop with suspension disabled and the lid closed. After a few days of the spam the disk is full and requires me to delete the files and reboot.


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There is a setting in /etc/systemd/logind.conf that tells systemd-logind how to handle the laptop lid switch event. Try setting HandleLidSwitch=ignore and restart systemd-logind.

And un-comment the line before saving.

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