Description of problem:
systemd reports all logentries again to syslogd, He started at april this year
and is reporting things for 17 minutes now.
As a result, syslogd eats the cpu with 95%.
It does not seem to be stopable. Need advise as it's a production server.
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Steps to Reproduce:
It started immediatly after a reboot.
Workaround to stop it :
alter MaxRetentionSec to : "MaxRetentionSec=10day"
systemctl restart systemd-journald
After a few secs the output stops and the syslogd returns to normal operations.
As a positive sideeffect: i got rid of 3 GB of unneeded logfiles :)
The questions remains: why did systemd-journald send all the old log entries to syslogd in the first place ?
First they made rsyslog the default instead of syslog-ng and then they imposed the crazy systemd journal on us. I can't imagine what will come next to make it worse again, but I'm sure something will come up!
I have the same problem; I don't know that I want to not have old logs in the journal but it sure is annoying to have it spewed to the remote syslog server again and again.
"$IMUXSockRateLimitInterval 0" seems to stop this particular kind of rate limiting. I'm adding it here since this was what I came to the ticket to look for.
imjournal reading the same stuff again and again from the journal might be related to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=974132
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