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Since quite some time I've been getting a file /sdcard/logfile.log which gets really big quickly, last time I checked it was about 2MB. That file seems a general system log since I remember seeing references to several applications, and lines like beginning of /dev/log/system and such.

So it looks like some app is redirecting global system logs to SD card, possibly because I have moved almost all applications from internal storage to SD card. So how can I find out which app is doing this, and if that's not the cause, how to find out?

Below is the beginning of a sample log, most part of which refers to the On{X} application. Note however that, as I said, I have seen references to several apps, for example initially I remember stuff from Google+, which then was moved back to internal storage without success on preventing the log file to appear. As I said, this seems rather a global log file, and the question is how to find out which app is redirecting it to sd card.

--------- beginning of /dev/log/system
12-13 04:20:51.205 E/MobileDataStateTracker(  280): default: Ignoring feature request
    because could not acquire PhoneService
12-13 04:20:51.205 E/MobileDataStateTracker(  280): default: Could not enable APN type
    "default"
--------- beginning of /dev/log/main
12-13 04:20:55.335 E/wpa_supplicant(  347): Unsupported command: BTCOEXMODE 1
12-13 04:20:56.875 E/CMarlinMediator(  128): Error : MarlinMediator Failed to get TrustedTime
12-13 04:20:57.055 E/CMarlinMediator(  128): Error : MarlinMediator Failed to get TrustedTime
12-13 04:20:57.125 E/CMarlinMediator(  128): Error : MarlinMediator Failed to get TrustedTime
12-13 04:20:57.215 E/CMarlinMediator(  128): Error : MarlinMediator Failed to get TrustedTime
12-13 04:20:57.325 E/CMarlinMediator(  128): Error : MarlinMediator Failed to get TrustedTime
12-13 04:20:57.335 E/wpa_supplicant(  347): Unsupported command: BTCOEXMODE 2
12-13 04:20:57.915 E/socialphonebook(  674): SettingsParser: key not found.
    key=[account-types]
12-13 04:20:59.905 E/ResourceLoader(  563): Error loading resource
...
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Have you tried opening up the log file to see what is in it? Log files usually contain tasks performed by an app, with that you can pinpoint the app. Why don't you paste the log file here? –  Torcellite Dec 13 '12 at 10:50
    
I'd recommend against pasting the whole log here, rather use a pasting service like pastebin.com or paste only relevant parts of the log. –  onik Dec 13 '12 at 11:17
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It seems that On{X} was indeed causing this, no logs show in SD card anymore since I have uninstalled the application.

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