rsyslog 7.3.2 (v7-devel) released

This release introduced a totally new rate-limiting system for all modules as well as much better “last message repeated n times” handling. For details, please see Rainer’s blog at


Besides this feature, the version also includes enhancements for omelasticsearch as well as input batching support for imudp (which should provide some performance boost on very busy systems). Also, action-like statements (call, stop, …) are now supported in action lists. Of course, there are also some bugfixes, many imported from v6 and v7.2.





As always, feedback is appreciated.

Best regards,
Tim Eifler

Changelog for 7.3.2 (v7-devel)

Version 7.3.2 [devel] 2012-10-30

  • totally reworked ratelimiting and “last message repeated n times”
    all over rsyslog code. Each of the supported inputs now supports
    linux-like ratelimiting (formerly only imuxsock did). Also, the
    “last message repeated n times” is now processed at the input side
    and no longer at the output side of rsyslog processing. This
    provides the basis for new future additions as well as usually more
    performance and a much simpler output part (which can be even further
  • imtcp: support for Linux-Type ratelimiting added
  • imptcp: support for Linux-Type ratelimiting added
  • imudp enhancements:
    • support for input batching added (performance improvement)
    • support for Linux-Type ratelimiting added
  • permited action-like statements (stop, call, …) in action lists
  • bugfix: segfault on startup when modules using MSG_PASSING mode are used
  • omelasticsearch: support for writing data errors to local file added
  • omelasticsearch: fix check for bulk processing status response
Scroll to top