Bug 1123190 - rsyslogd-2177: imjournal: begin to drop messages due to rate-limiting
Summary: rsyslogd-2177: imjournal: begin to drop messages due to rate-limiting
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd
Version: 20
Hardware: i686
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: systemd-maint
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-25 05:26 UTC by customercare
Modified: 2015-06-29 21:44 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 21:44:59 UTC

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Description customercare 2014-07-25 05:26:00 UTC
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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Steps to Reproduce:

It started immediatly after a reboot.

Comment 1 customercare 2014-07-25 05:41:25 UTC
Workaround to stop it :

edit  /etc/systemd/journald.conf 
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 :)


Addiotion comment:

The questions remains: why did systemd-journald send all the old log entries to syslogd in the first place ?

Comment 2 Ask Bjørn Hansen 2014-11-24 02:49:10 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Ask Bjørn Hansen 2014-11-24 02:55:32 UTC
"$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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