Bug 1468342 - OpenShift default logging driver is journald but logging says json-file locations
OpenShift default logging driver is journald but logging says json-file locat...
Status: NEW
Product: OpenShift Container Platform
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Documentation (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Vikram Goyal
Vikram Goyal
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Reported: 2017-07-06 14:19 EDT by Ryan Howe
Modified: 2017-07-06 14:19 EDT (History)
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Description Ryan Howe 2017-07-06 14:19:28 EDT
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Section Number and Name: 
Having Fluentd Use the Systemd Journal as the Log Source

Describe the issue: 
Reading of this is misleading. As its says by default fluentd reads from /var/log/containers/* for container logs. 

But in 3.5 docker defaults to journald so really by default fluentd will read from journal 


RHBA-2017:0903 - atomic-openshift-utils Bug Fix and Enhancement Update

The default docker log driver has been changed to journald in order to provider higher performance and lower logging latency. (BZ#1388191)

** We should include a warning that container logs are only symlinked to  /var/log/container/*  if docker is using "json-file" 

** We should highlight that dockers defaults to use journald logging driver now in 3.5 or later.

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