Bug#998340: Please take over rsyslog init script

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Thu Nov 4 17:18:02 GMT 2021

On 04.11.21 17:37, Matthew Vernon wrote:
> Hi,
> On 02/11/2021 16:41, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> I intend to remove the SysV init script from the rsyslog package with the
>> next upload.
>> Maybe you are interested in taking maintainership for the file.
> Thanks for letting me know; I've taken the version from debian/master on 
> salsa, and it'll be in the next orphan-sysvinit-scripts upload :)


>> I'll possibly also switch over rsyslog from using imuxsock to imjournal,
>> so rsyslog is able to capture early boot up and late shut down.
>> Not sure if that falls into the scope of orphan-sysvinit-scripts,
>> nonetheless I felt it prudent to give you a heads up.
> I'm not quite sure of the implications of this -
> https://www.rsyslog.com/doc/master/configuration/modules/imjournal.html
> suggests that upstream think imuxsock is more suitable for general use 
> cases?

I haven't made up my mind on this one yet. There are pros and cons.
If we continue to install rsyslog alongside journald by default, then 
using imjournal is imho the more logical choice.
That said, I actually think we should no longer do that to avoid the 
double on-disk footprint and I'm considering asking for the prio of 
rsyslog to be lowered to optional in bookworm.

This also means, users who are going to install rsyslog are more likely 
the ones who have a specialized setup (like a log collector) where 
performance matters more. And in this case imuxsock is indeed the better 
choice. And optimizing the package defaults for such a use case would 
make sense.

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