rsyslog 8.16.0 (v8-stable) released

We have released rsyslog 8.16.0.

This release is mostly a bugfixing release with fixes for impstats, omelasticsearch, imfile, ommail and many more. The biggest change however is the addition of the extraction support in rsgtutil for ksi support (

To get a full overview over the changes, please take a look at the Changelog.


As always, feedback is appreciated.

Best regards,
Florian Riedl

Changelog for 7.4.8 (v7-stable)

Version 7.4.8  [v7.4-stable] 2014-01-08

  • rsgtutil provides better error messages on unfinished signature blocks
  • bugfix: guard against control characters in internal (error) messages
    Thanks to Ahto Truu for alerting us.
  • bugfix: immark did emit messages under kern.=info instead of syslog.=info
    Note that his can potentially break exisiting configurations that rely on immark sending as kern.=info. Unfortunately, we cannot leave this unfixed as we never should emit messages under the kern facilit
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