= Proposed System Wide Change: Rsyslog log format change proposal =
* Radovan Sroka <rsroka AT redhat DOT com>
* Roman Pavelka <rpavelka AT redhat DOT com>
Currently Fedora uses RSYSLOG_TraditionalFileFormat as a default
format for timestamps in its logs. There is missing year and timezone.
This proposal aims to change this by adopting ISO 8601 and RFC 3339
compliant timestamp format known as RSYSLOG_FileFormat instead of
== Detailed Description ==
Currently Fedora, RHEL and CentOS use RSYSLOG_TraditionalFileFormat
for log’s timestamp, so timestamps in files like /var/log/messages,
/var/log/cron and /var/log/secure looks like e.g.:
May 29 13:37:50 localhost systemd: Starting Fingerprint Authentication Daemon...
This format has few disadvantages
* Does not include year which sometimes may be needed, mostly when
doing long term analysis or some investigation.
* Does not include timezone which may be important piece when working
with system scattered around the globe.
* It is not standard format. Standards are ISO 8601 and more strict RFC 3339
We would propose to change this to defaults to standard format with
timezone included. We are suggesting new RSYSLOG_FileFormat that looks
2017-05-29T13:40:50.976409+02:00 localhost systemd: Stopping System
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners:
- commit necessary changes
- create rsyslog build
* Other developers:
* Release engineering:
* List of deliverables:
* Policies and guidelines:
* Trademark approval:
Not needed for this Change
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