What are reasonable blockers for making journald the default logger in F19?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Oct 23 14:56:38 UTC 2012

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 01:50:59AM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Wed, 17.10.12 18:02, Richard W.M. Jones (rjones at redhat.com) wrote:
> > I'd like to see the current binary format officially documented
> > upstream, and a promise not maintain backwards compatibility forever
> > (and some forwards compat too if possible).
> The format is documented now:
> http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/journal-files
> And it's included in the stability promise:
> http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/InterfacePortabilityAndStabilityChart

Thanks for doing this.

In case it's not clear already, libguestfs will use the file format
(or more likely the C API) to read journal files out of guests, so
we'll definitely encounter the host journal version != guest journal
version case in future.


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