[systemd-devel] Documentation question

Mathieu Bridon bochecha at fedoraproject.org
Tue Feb 28 20:09:37 PST 2012

On Tue, 2012-02-28 at 21:19 -0600, David Lambert wrote:
> I have got a little further in diagnosing this "memory leak" of 
> systemd-journal. It appears to worsen when I have a process that emits 
> data to stdout. I presume that systemd-journal is attempting to put this 
> somewhere but failing, and consequently is buffering it in its own 
> process.

Do you have the folder /var/log/journal on your system?

If it exists, systemd-journald will write logs there, otherwise it will
write them to /run/journal

And since /run is mounted as tmpfs, that could explain the memory usage
you are seeing?


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