In this (~5 minutes) Video Rainer Gerhards describes the core elements of a modern syslogd (like rsyslog) and how they enable the capability to evolve logging without loosing backwards compatibility. Continue reading
We got a couple of questions on the planned new logging system that shall come with systemd. Rainer Gerhards, rsyslog’s development lead, has taken a quick look at journald and posted about his first impression. Have a look at his blog post journal and rsyslog if you are interested in how we think rsyslog is affected. In the mean time, there is also a description of why we think journald’s log chaining is simply broken and conveys a false sense of security.