Bug 866278 - journalctl: Failed to iterate through journal: Bad message
journalctl: Failed to iterate through journal: Bad message
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-10-14 21:50 EDT by Matt Kinni
Modified: 2013-08-01 07:25 EDT (History)
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Description Matt Kinni 2012-10-14 21:50:25 EDT
Description of problem:
journalctl prints log messages just fine, but if I try to filter the output in some way, I get this output:

#> journalctl _COMM=setroubleshootd 
Logs begin at Sun, 27 May 2012 14:09:45 -0700, end at Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:52:17 -0700.
Failed to iterate through journal: Bad message

It makes no difference how I try filtering the message; some apparent corruption on 25 Sep prevents it from working.

Here is the only message on Septermber 25 courtesy of journalctl --no-pager -o verbose:

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:52:17 -0700 [s=c54ec7782b8e4d49a4c8b531a1cae7e2;i=365d3;b=8087e23ce0d448e095004338f3770e04;m=2c9de9dd;t=4ca954372a69a;x=a9f4251302ffd007;p=user-42.journal]
	MESSAGE=Gdk-WARNING: gnome-session: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.
This doesn't look any different from any of the messages that precede or follow it.

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1. You probably won't be able to reproduce it on your system unless you can intentionally corrupt the logs somehow
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This is the only other possibly related bug I could find while googling: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=779449
Comment 1 Matt Kinni 2012-10-14 21:51:46 EDT
I'm not sure how to debug this further or what I can do to help; just let me know what you need and I will try my best
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