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Systemd write a lot of Reached target messages

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


Systemd is writing a lot of Reached target messages to journal or /var/log/messages e.g. 

2018-09-18T08:27:24.090551+02:00 srv01 systemd[124820]: Reached target Paths.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.090857+02:00 srv01 systemd[124820]: Reached target Timers.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.091029+02:00 srv01 systemd[124820]: Reached target Sockets.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.091185+02:00 srv01 systemd[124820]: Reached target Basic System.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.091345+02:00 srv01 systemd[124820]: Reached target Default.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.160610+02:00 srv01 systemd[124820]: Reached target Shutdown.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.210315+02:00 srv01 systemd[124865]: Reached target Sockets.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.210573+02:00 srv01 systemd[124865]: Reached target Paths.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.210760+02:00 srv01 systemd[124865]: Reached target Timers.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.210987+02:00 srv01 systemd[124865]: Reached target Basic System.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.211395+02:00 srv01 systemd[124865]: Reached target Default.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.269130+02:00 srv01 systemd[124865]: Reached target Shutdown.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.318217+02:00 srv01 systemd[124909]: Reached target Paths.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.318489+02:00 srv01 systemd[124909]: Reached target Timers.
2018-09-18T08:27:24.318654+02:00 srv01 systemd[124909]: Reached target Sockets.


The default systemd logging to syslog and disk is debug. This value can be changed in /etc/systemd/journald.conf 


The above can be one of the following: "emerg", "alert", "crit", "err", "warning", "notice", "info", "debug" ; the value could be  e.g. 


After changing this value execute: systemctl restart systemd-journald 


The default systemd logging to syslog and disk is debug. 

Additional Information

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  • Document ID:7023515
  • Creation Date: 13-Nov-2018
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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