replacing rsyslogd in minimal with journald [was Re: systemd requires HTTP server and serves QR codes]

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Tue Oct 9 19:14:06 UTC 2012

On Tue, 9 Oct 2012, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> Rotation happens in-line, i.e. each time before we are about to write an
> entry we check if rotation is necessary and execute it. This should make
> things a lot more robust, as this fixes a common issue with syslog where
> a lot of data generated in bursts could flood the fs until a much later
> time-based rotation took place. This time window goes away with the journal.
>> How can you configure how much log data is kept and for how long?
> Rotation is strictly bound to disk size and space. There's an upper
> limit on how much journald will consume, and a lower limit on how much
> journald will always leave free.

This must be changed. Many policies at IT departments 
world wide have a date-based requirement, not a disk space size.

It is simply unacceptable.


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