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

Tomasz Torcz tomek at
Wed Oct 10 20:19:01 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 03:49:11PM -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> So make it really better and support time-based rotation. You don't need
> to make time-based rotation the default, but you'll make a lot of people
> happy to have the option.

  Journald will rotate logs when signalled with SIGUSR2.  So you need something
like “systemctl kill --signal=USR2 systemd-journald.service” executed by cron
or from .timer unit.
  BTW, .timer units will grow calendar scheduling in future, so cron will
go after rsyslog, too.

  (Johann, I've stolen your idea ;)
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