[systemd-devel] python - reading the journal

Steven Hiscocks steven-systemd at hiscocks.me.uk
Sun Feb 3 13:18:28 PST 2013


I've been developing a python module for accessing the journal, using 
the journal API. (https://github.com/kwirk/pyjournalctl)

One issue I've had is with 'sd_journal_seek_monotonic_usec'. When 
called, followed by call to 'sd_journal_next', I end up at the start of 
the journal.
If I set a match for "_BOOT_ID" , before (or after) the call to 
'sd_journal_seek_monotonic_usec' (with same "_BOOT_ID"), it then behaves 
as I would expect and returns the closest log entry to the monotonic 
time stamp.

I was wondering if this is this the intended behaviour, or is this a bug?

Thanks :)
Steven Hiscocks

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