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Scott Moser (smoser) wrote : Re: [Bug 1838032] Re: cloud-init should emit all of its logs to the systemd journal

cloud-init does not write to syslog by default because it wants to
allow the user to configure rsyslog. second difference/tidyness thing
is that /var/log/cloud-init.log contains DEBUG output. I does not
feel proper to me to have debug output written to syslog (or journal)
by default.

cloud-init needs lots of cleanup on logging. it is really verbose in
most cases with output not suitable or useful to the journal.

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 2:10 PM Dan Watkins
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> We just had some internal conversation about this, which I will do my
> best to summarise here.
> Ryan agreed that this would make debugging easier, but worried about
> removing cloud-init.log as it's a well established path that people rely
> on. He identified that `cloud-init analyze` was one example of
> something that would need to be modified to not rely on cloud-init.log.
> I noted that I wasn't intending this as a proposal to drop cloud-
> init.log. I noted that we're going to need to support non-systemd
> instances using cloud-init.log anyway, so we won't be able to drop those
> code paths regardless. I noted that `cloud-init collect-logs` may need
> updating.
> I proposed the following plan for Ubuntu: emit to both cloud-init.log
> and the journal in 20.04 LTS, and discuss dropping cloud-init.log for
> 22.04 LTS.
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