[PVE-User] Failed to start Journal Service.

Elias pve at whitenite.de
Mon Jan 22 13:58:21 CET 2018


Hello all,

I have a single Proxmox node running multiple virtual machines and lxc
containers.
Since the two(?) last updates, shortly after a reboot (<12h) the system
will start to spawn a few dozens systemd-journald processes, the load
will rise above 150 on a 4core/4threads cpu (while all vms/containers
run smoothly). Furthermore, dmesg gets spammed with the log shown below
- after a while, the webinterface + sshd will become unresponsible.

Is this a known problem or is there a mitigation strategy available?

Proxmox is on version 5.1-42/724a6cb3 (running kernel: 4.13.13-5-pve).

Thanks,
Elias


[68423.721417] systemd[1]: Starting Journal Service...
[68430.428008] systemd[1]: Started Session 66 of user root.
[68513.966147] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Start operation
timed out. Terminating.
[68604.214629] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: State
'stop-final-sigterm' timed out. Killing.
[68604.215344] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Killing process
1990 (systemd-journal) with signal SIGKILL.
[68604.215960] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Killing process 468
(systemd-journal) with signal SIGKILL.
[68604.216436] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Killing process 470
(systemd-journal) with signal SIGKILL.
[68604.216869] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Killing process 795
(systemd-journal) with signal SIGKILL.
[68604.217463] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Killing process 825
(systemd-journal) with signal SIGKILL.
[68604.217972] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Killing process
1272 (systemd-journal) with signal SIGKILL.
[68604.218417] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Killing process
1369 (systemd-journal) with signal SIGKILL.
[68604.218833] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Killing process
1591 (systemd-journal) with signal SIGKILL.
[68604.219230] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Killing process
1874 (systemd-journal) with signal SIGKILL.
[68634.577947] systemd[1]: Started Session 67 of user root.
[68694.463116] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Processes still
around after final SIGKILL. Entering failed mode.
[68694.463704] systemd[1]: Failed to start Journal Service.
[68694.464224] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Unit entered failed
state.
[68694.464660] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Failed with result
'timeout'.
[68694.465536] systemd[1]: systemd-journald.service: Service has no
hold-off time, scheduling restart.
[68694.466070] systemd[1]: Stopped Journal Service.
[68694.467034] systemd[1]: Starting Journal Service...

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