Rsyslog 8.32.0 release, a rocket-fast system for log processing


Rsyslog is a rocket-fast system for log processing.

It offers high-performance, great security features, and a modular design. While it started as a regular syslogd, rsyslog has evolved into a kind of swiss army knife of logging, being able to accept inputs from a wide variety of sources, transform them, and output to the results to diverse destinations.

Rsyslog can deliver over one million messages per second to local destinations when limited processing is applied (based on v7, December 2013). Even with remote destinations and more elaborate processing the performance is usually considered “stunning”.

rsyslog 8.32.0 released. This is a big release in recent years, providing many new features, the most important is to improve the quality of the software.


* libfastjson 0.99.8 is now required; older versions lead to bugs in rsyslog
* libczmq >= 3.0.2 is now required for omczmq
This was actually required for quite some while, but not properly checked
during configure run. If the lib was older, build failed. Now configure
detects this and emits the appropiate error message.
* libcurl is now needed for rsyslog core
due to new script function http_request(). This can be turned off by the
new configure option –disable-libcurl. If so, http_request() is not
– rsyslogd: add capability to specify that no pid file shall be written
Command line option -iNONE provides this capability. This utilizes the
pre-existing -i option, but uses the special name “NONE” to turn of the
pid file check feature. Turning off is useful for systems where this no
longer is needed (e.g. systemd based).



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *