exim4: ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken

/var/log/syslog has been populated with this error message for quite a while :

exim4: ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken

To stop filling syslog log file, make sure to delete /var/log/exim4/paniclog log file and restart the exim daemon as follows :

root@localhost:~#rm /var/log/exim4/paniclog

root@localhost:~#service exim4 restart
Stopping MTA for restart: exim4_listener.
Restarting MTA: exim4.

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