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option to disable systemd's “Time has been changed” message spam in journal log #5207

adrelanos opened this issue Feb 2, 2017 · 1 comment


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commented Feb 2, 2017

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  • Request for enhancement (RFE)

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issue description

Due to combined use of Debian stretch, that uses systemd by default, and sdwdate (that uses Slow Clock Adjuster ( gh )), my system clock is frequently changed.

As a result journalctl -f gets endlessly spammed by.

    Nov 07 13:46:49 host systemd[766]: Time has been changed
    Nov 07 13:46:50 host systemd[766]: Time has been changed
    Nov 07 13:46:51 host systemd[766]: Time has been changed

It may be possible to disable this by switching from LogLevel=info to LogLevel=notice, but that is not a great solution, because then a lot other messages that are fine would be lost.

feature request

Please provide an option to drop-in a configuration snippet that allows to disable the Time has been changed messages.

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                   LOG_MESSAGE("Time has been changed"),

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commented Feb 2, 2017

As you the code you pasted shows this has already been downgraded to debug:



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