Bug 1030523 - when journald discards messages due to rate limiting, it does not show how many messages were dropped
when journald discards messages due to rate limiting, it does not show how ma...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-11-14 10:48 EST by Andrew J. Schorr
Modified: 2015-02-17 14:59 EST (History)
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/etc/rc.d/init.d/verbose to show behavior of journald rate-limiting (863 bytes, application/x-shellscript)
2013-11-14 10:48 EST, Andrew J. Schorr
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Description Andrew J. Schorr 2013-11-14 10:48:44 EST
Created attachment 824014 [details]
/etc/rc.d/init.d/verbose to show behavior of journald rate-limiting

Description of problem:
As documented in 'man journald.conf', systemd-journald applies rate limiting based on RateLimitInterval and RateLimitBurst to messages on a per-service basis.  The default value for RateLimitBurst is 200.  One of my services is very verbose and produces over 200 messages when it starts.  As expected, journald starts discarding messages after 200 are logged.  But the man page claims that it will log a message about the number of dropped messages, and I do not see that in the log.  It would be very helpful if journald shows that it dropped messages.

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How reproducible:
Create a service or LSB init script that logs over 200 messages in less than 10 seconds.  Start the service and observe that messages are dropped.  The attached LSB init script demonstrates the problem.  Note that there is another bug I discovered: if the script spews 250 messages quickly without pausing, none are discarded by journald.  If I add "sleep 1" after every 50 messages, then the rate limiting works propertly.  Maybe I should open a separate bug for this issue...
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Copy the attached file to /etc/rc.d/init.d/verbose
2. In one window, run "journalctl -f"
3. systemctl start verbose

Actual results:
Messages are discarded without any message indicating that messages were dropped.

Expected results:
Journald should log a message saying how many messages were dropped.

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Comment 3 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2015-02-17 14:59:33 EST
This was fixed at some point.

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