rsyslog-7.4.0-1 is bad

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Fri Jun 14 07:24:24 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-06-13 at 23:48 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> Just a heads up for F19 / F20 users - rsyslog-7.4.0-1 is a bad update,
> many users (inc. me on two systems) are seeing it
> spamming /var/log/messages with old logs and sucking up 100% CPU time.
> You might not notice immediately if you're not running something that
> spins its fans up. I recommend downgrading to 7.2.6-1 ASAP. Bug is
> .

Better bug link:

Turns out this is ultimately a journald bug (and explains why journalctl
has been busted for me lately). But still, if you're hit by it, you're
going to want to nerf rsyslogd ASAP, because until you do, it will
spam /var/log/messages until your disk is full. Mine had reached 8GB by
the time I noticed. Some other poor bugger's got to 30GB.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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