Bug 1045836 - Fedora 20: How to turn off and uninstall journald ?
Summary: Fedora 20: How to turn off and uninstall journald ?
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: systemd-maint
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-12-22 12:58 UTC by Ali Akcaagac
Modified: 2013-12-22 14:41 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-12-22 13:46:30 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Ali Akcaagac 2013-12-22 12:58:20 UTC

I kindly like to inform, that

systemctl disable systemd-journald

will not disable journald. Somehow it's getting reactivated after a while and continues filling my system with useless binary files.

I therefore like to know if there is a proper way to disable AND getting rid of journald entirely. For personal reasons I depend on rsyslog to continue writing properly written text debug messages.

Please accept my apologizes, this is not meant to be rude or a troll attempt. It has a reason why I ask for it and I would like to keep it only by this question.

Thank you.

Comment 1 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2013-12-22 13:46:30 UTC
You can only disable storing the logs by journald. See Storage=none or Storage=volatile in journald.conf.

Comment 2 Ali Akcaagac 2013-12-22 14:30:17 UTC

I will point our government customer to this bugreport. They have to decide how we (not you) need to proceed.

Thank you.

Comment 3 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2013-12-22 14:41:36 UTC
Sure. Just keep in mind that if Storage=none is used, all journald does is funnel messages from a few sources (native journal socket, syslog, stdout or stderr of services) to a socket for syslog daemons to read from.

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