[PVE-User] Failed to start Journal Service.

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Wed Jan 24 07:32:33 CET 2018


Hi,

On 1/22/18 1:58 PM, Elias wrote:
> 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?
> 

Not that I'm currently aware off.
Anything interesting in `dmesg` output?

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

I mean it could be a kernel update related problem.
Can you try to boot in a older one? E.g., one with version
4.13-32 (or ABI 4.13.13-2-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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