[systemd-devel] journald and kernel logging

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Wed Jul 10 06:09:36 PDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:41 PM, Tomasz Sobczyk <dottomi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmm, it might be my system configuration or a kernel bug, not systemd.
> The thing is that kernel messages instead of being outputted to
> /dev/console are outputted to the currently active VT.
> I use metalog as the syslog and when it's run, these messages aren't
> outputted to the VT. I saw that journald reads kernel messages and
> stores them in its logs, so I was wondering whether it's supposed to
> intercept/block that output like syslogs or not.

No, it's not.

Systemd does not claim ownership of the kernel or console log, and
should not fiddle with the kernel's console log level.

The admin, you, can surely do that though.


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