Make systemd journal persistent | remove rsyslog (by default)

Louis Bouchard louis.bouchard at
Wed Jan 18 08:08:57 UTC 2017


Le 17/01/2017 à 21:46, Bryan Quigley a écrit :
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:20 AM, Jamie Strandboge <jamie at> wrote:
> ...
>> > There are two things here:
>> > 1. make systemd journal persistent
>> > 2. avoid duplicate logs from rsyslog
>> >
>> > Why not just do '1' and let rsyslog remain? The standard logs are rotated so
>> > this shouldn't be overly burdensome. Have you measured how much the duplicate
>> > logs would take on a typical system?
> Just doing '1' completely solves my problem and I have not been able
> to find any significant performance issues when looking at just boot
> time.
> That also could lend itself to interim options like logging less to
> rsyslog but keeping it for now, which might work around any issues
> that come up.
> So yes, I'm totally open to just doing '1'.
> Kind regards,
> Bryan

I do agree that having the systemd journal persistent would be a supportability
bonus. I've had to ask customers in the past to enable persistence to verify
that specific issues did happen prior to a reboot.

Kind regards,


Louis Bouchard
Software engineer, Cloud & Sustaining eng.
Canonical Ltd
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