2014-04-16 19:08 GMT+02:00 Chris Adams <linux@cmadams.net>:
It would be good if systemd could
use or extend an existing logging protocol, rather than invent yet
another method.

Yes.  Going by the feature page and from what I can see from journal-remote.c, because Transfer-Encoding: chunked does not require application-level acknowledgment from the recipient, and there is no other mechanism to synchronize state, the proposed use of HTTP will be losing data!

See http://blog.gerhards.net/2008/04/on-unreliability-of-plain-tcp-syslog.html and http://blog.gerhards.net/2008/05/why-you-cant-build-reliable-tcp.html , and http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/relp.html .  Am I missing something?