Bug#837893: systemd: Logging from gnome session is passed on to all syslog facilities

Matijs van Zuijlen matijs at matijs.net
Thu Sep 15 10:15:29 BST 2016

Package: systemd
Version: 231-6
Severity: normal

Since recently, log messages from programs running under the gnome
session have started appearing in all logs in /var/logs, including
/var/logs/kern.log, even though my rsyslog configuration has not
changed, and correctly only routes kern.* there.

This is very annoying since it fills the logs with messages that don't
belong there, and makes running logcheck tedious.

It seems this is a recent regression, since before I was able to route
these messages to a low-priority log using the following rsyslog

          user.=warn              -/var/log/user-low.log

If I look at the messages directly with journalctl -o verbose, it seems
they do not set the syslog facility, which should make them end up with
user facility, but doesn't.

-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.7.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_IE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages systemd depends on:
ii  adduser         3.115
ii  libacl1         2.2.52-3
ii  libapparmor1    2.10.95-4
ii  libaudit1       1:2.6.6-1
ii  libblkid1       2.28.2-1
ii  libc6           2.24-2
ii  libcap2         1:2.25-1
ii  libcap2-bin     1:2.25-1
ii  libcryptsetup4  2:1.7.0-2
ii  libgcrypt20     1.7.3-1
ii  libgpg-error0   1.24-1
ii  libidn11        1.33-1
ii  libip4tc0       1.6.0-3
ii  libkmod2        22-1.1
ii  liblzma5        5.1.1alpha+20120614-2.1
ii  libmount1       2.28.2-1
ii  libpam0g        1.1.8-3.3
ii  libseccomp2     2.3.1-2
ii  libselinux1     2.5-3
ii  libsystemd0     231-6
ii  mount           2.28.2-1
ii  util-linux      2.28.2-1

Versions of packages systemd recommends:
ii  dbus            1.10.10-1
ii  libpam-systemd  231-6

Versions of packages systemd suggests:
ii  policykit-1        0.105-16
pn  systemd-container  <none>
pn  systemd-ui         <none>

Versions of packages systemd is related to:
ii  udev  231-6

-- no debconf information

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