Just noticed in the OES2 SP3 November 2011 Scheduled Maintenance:

"701956: Huge amount of error logs generated in syslog after starting vlog

I'd like to know whether this is the same issue as I am seeing, and whether
this is now fixed prior to actually installing the new raft of patches. The
Bugzilla reference is not visible to us mortals however. Any chance of
describing the symptom this fixes in any detail?