[systemd-devel] journalctl and entries from the initramfs

Malte Starostik lists at malte.homeip.net
Wed Sep 26 16:49:33 PDT 2012


after upgrading from 189 to 192, I noticed journalctl will no longer include 
the journal entries from the initramfs bootup unless -m is passed.
Assuming this is caused by this 190-change:

        * journalctl will only show local log output by default
          now. Use --merge (-m) to show remote log output, too.

makes me wonder if that's an intended side effect or more of a bug?  i.e. is 
early userspace officially included in "remote" or should its ephemeral machine-
id maybe be special cased to show up even without -m?
I guess building the initramfs as hostonly would fix this surprise as 
/etc/machine-id is then copied from the host, but hostonly implies many 
unwanted things.

Thanks for clarifying,

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