F21 Self Contained Change: Remote Journal Logging

Miloslav Trma─Ź mitr at volny.cz
Thu Apr 17 20:17:28 UTC 2014


2014-04-16 19:08 GMT+02:00 Chris Adams <linux at cmadams.net>:

> It would be good if systemd could
> use or extend an existing logging protocol, rather than invent yet
> another method.
>

Yes.  Going by the feature page and from what I can see from
journal-remote.c, because Transfer-Encoding: chunked does not require
application-level acknowledgment from the recipient, and there is no other
mechanism to synchronize state, the proposed use of HTTP will be *losing
data*!

See
http://blog.gerhards.net/2008/04/on-unreliability-of-plain-tcp-syslog.htmland
http://blog.gerhards.net/2008/05/why-you-cant-build-reliable-tcp.html , and
http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/relp.html .  Am I missing something?
     Mirek
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