[systemd-devel] [rsyslog] Rsyslog & newlines

Renjith Vijayan renjithvjn at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 09:47:16 UTC 2017

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Does journal ignore the forwarding of logs ending with newline(\n) to
rsyslog? In my system there are some logs send directly via
sd_journal_send() API and ending with newline.
These logs are present in journal, but not in /var/log/messages.

Rainer confirmed that rsyslog does accept logs with newline as seen in mail
below. So is this the case where journal not forwarding the logs due to


On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 1:27 PM, Rainer Gerhards <rgerhards at hq.adiscon.com>

> I assume that journal does not forward them. A debug log might help to
> validate this assumption. Rsyslog does not reject logs with newlines albeit
> they usually cause huge problems in many subsystems and thus it is strongly
> recommended to not use them.
> Rainer
> Sent from phone, thus brief.
> Am 15.06.2017 05:00 schrieb "Renjith Vijayan via rsyslog" <
> rsyslog at lists.adiscon.com>:
> Hi,
> I am working on a system where both systemd-journal & rsyslog(7.6.1) are
> there. Systemd-journal is configured to forward logs to rsyslog routinely.
> I have some logs which ends with newlines & that are directly sent to
> journal using sd_journal_send() API's.
> I see that although these logs are present in journal, it's not present in
> /var/log/messages which is populated by rsyslog. Is rsyslog rejecting these
> logs due to the ending newline?
> Further, based on some search results on this topic, I tried adding the
> following lines to rsyslog.conf, but this didn't help either.
> # global directives
> $EscapeControlCharactersOnReceive off
> $EscapeControlCharactersCStyle off
> $ActionFileDefaultTemplate RSYSLOG_SysklogdFileFormat
> $SpaceLFOnReceive on
> $DropTrailingLFOnReception off
> Could you please let me know how can  I make rsyslog to accept these logs
> ending with newline?
> Thanks,
> RV
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