Bug 1249752 - imjournal stops logging due to corrupt state file
imjournal stops logging due to corrupt state file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rsyslog (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jiří Vymazal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 1203710
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Reported: 2015-08-03 13:29 EDT by Matthew Woehlke
Modified: 2017-01-09 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-23 07:42:01 EST
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Description Matthew Woehlke 2015-08-03 13:29:33 EDT
I'm seeing this in /var/log/messages:

  Jun 19 14:30:51 gryphon rsyslogd-2027: imjournal: fscanf on state file
`/var/lib/rsyslog/imjournal.state' failed  [v8.8.0 try
http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2027 ]

...and seem to be getting no other logging. IMO the system should be more robust against the file being corrupt or (as in my case) empty.

(See also not-entirely-related bug #1088021.)

I've been having problems with the machine (can't log in, likes to stop responding) that have been causing me to do hard power cycles quite often. It may be that this is what causes the corruption.

(Note: From second/third-hand accounts, this may be fixed already upstream and just needs a new package built and/or is waiting on a new upstream release.)
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 13:20:12 EDT
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. If you
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Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.
Comment 2 Jan Kurik 2016-07-26 01:08:01 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 25 development cycle.
Changing version to '25'.
Comment 4 Jiří Vymazal 2016-12-23 07:42:01 EST
fixed by new version in rawhide, corrupting/deleting /var/lib/rsyslog/imjournal.state does no longer produce any errors in /var/log/messages


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