[systemd-devel] systemd console messages (crippled)

Elias Probst mail at eliasprobst.eu
Tue Jan 6 07:04:14 PST 2015

On 01/06/2015 03:53 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> Messages are truncated because there's only so much space on 80
>> column text displays, and filling the screeen with wrapped unit
>> names is not useful anyway. This is supposed to give you an overview
>> of what is happening. You can always view the details using journalctl
>> and whatnot
> but most text displays these days are wider then 80 columns and as user
> i can assure you that i hate nothing more then crippled output when even
> on a TTY i can pipe wrapped outputs through "less" or it even fits
> wrapped on my screen at all
> crippeled informations in case of troubles are annoying because you
> don't know if the stripped part could be relevant in your situation
> until you know what's there
> this truncations everywhere due switching to systemd where one of the
> reasons i got that angry in 2011

The truncation should take the terminal width into account using
fd_columns(). It looks like in your case it fails to determine the
terminal width of your boot VT and therefore defaults to '80'.

Please try to verify this.

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