Upstream has been including this patch for a while:
It would be great to get this into F16 as well. This will ensure that stdout/stderr is always directed to /dev/null for rsyslog. This is useful so that we can globally change the default of stdout/stderr to syslog for all other services, and we want to avoid that by doing this rsyslog would be looping back its output to itself.
It would be really great if we could get this minimal patch into F16 still.
I have now made the upstream change so that stdout/stderr of all services is by default connected to syslog (and I plan to upload this to F16 shortly). Machines still boot fine even without the fix requested here, but the issue should still be fixed in F16 please!
rsyslog-5.8.5-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
rsyslog-5.8.5-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.