Rsyslog crashes in SanitizeMsg on start

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • The rsyslog service does not start
  • The rsyslog service fails and cannot be restarted
  • The rsyslogd crashes on segmentation fault with a message similar to the following visible in the logs:

    kernel: traps: in:imjournal[xxxxx] general protection ip:<addr> sp:<addr> error:0 in[<addr>]


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • rsyslogd with the imjournal input module enabled (the default)
  • rsyslog < rsyslog-8.24.0-34.el7

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