Difficulties using logsync-james and logsync-receiver on arm64

Hi, I have installed logsync-james and logsync-receiver on 2 arm64 devices. It’s not working but I wonder is it related to the following messages in dmesg:

[65163.644548] audit: type=1400 audit(1686212311.336:3355): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“open” profile=“snap.logsync-james.upload” name="/proc/1/sched" pid=101283 comm=“systemd-journal” requested_mask=“r” denied_mask=“r” fsuid=0 ouid=0


[250784.084498] audit: type=1400 audit(1686225672.291:5540): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“open” profile=“snap.logsync-receiver.remote” name="/proc/1/environ" pid=363256 comm=“systemd-journal” requested_mask=“r” denied_mask=“r” fsuid=0 ouid=0

[250784.084532] audit: type=1400 audit(1686225672.291:5541): apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“open” profile=“snap.logsync-receiver.remote” name="/proc/1/sched" pid=363256 comm=“systemd-journal” requested_mask=“r” denied_mask=“r” fsuid=0 ouid=0

I did connect the interfaces that were not automatically connected and set the url in the logsync-james snap.

seems it tries to read he env of systemd there … that should not be fatal … do you see any other errors beyond this ?

No I don’t. I am thinking to make my own version of these snaps but build them so they are not services, and instead be able to run the from a command line, so I might see the problem.

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After some changes to make it run as a command line program I get the following error:

$ epi-remoteloggingserver.remote

Received fewer sockets than expected

it might actually have a builtin requirement to be started by pid 1 (systemd), not sure …

Yes agreed, I might have created that problem by not running it as a daemon.

Looking at logsync-james on its own, snappy-debug diagnoses the following:

= AppArmor = Time: Jun 13 13:21:41 Log: apparmor=“DENIED” operation=“open” profile=“snap.logsync-james.upload” name="/proc/1/sched" pid=3030 comm=“systemd-journal” requested_mask=“r” denied_mask=“r” fsuid=0 ouid=0 File: /proc/1/sched (read)


  • adjust program to not access ‘@{PROC}/@{pid}/sched’

I seem to have narrowed down the problem. logsync-receiver works on arm64 platform. logsync-james works on amd64 platform logsync-james not working on arm64 platform.

I will compare the system logs between amd64 and arm64 next.

this is very interesting indeed … i do not think we even tested cross arch back when we developed it (simply assuming it would behave the same) … it might be that different versions of journald could also play a role here (if they actually are different) …

Possibly I should create this as a separate issue, but it is more of a question than an issue. I put a my version of logsync-receiver and logsync-james into the same snapcraft file - with 2 apps (an upload and a download). This seems to not be allowed/appropriate as the upload parts repeatedly crashes and is restarted by the watchdog.

I see the following warnings from snappy debug

= AppArmor =

Time: Sep 07 11:00:12

Log: apparmor="DENIED" operation="sendmsg" profile="snap.epi-logstream.upload" name="/run/systemd/notify" pid=8265 comm="systemd-journal" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=0 ouid=0

File: /run/systemd/notify (write)


* adjust program to use $SNAP_DATA

* adjust program to use /run/shm/snap.$SNAP_NAME.*

* adjust program to use /run/snap.$SNAP_NAME.*

* adjust snap to use snap layouts (https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/snap-layouts/7207)

This is how I define the layout:

    bind: $SNAP_DATA/systemd

This is extract from my snapcraft.yaml


    command: lib/systemd/systemd-journal-remote --listen-http=-3 --output=$SNAP_COMMON
      - network-bind
      - network
      - time-control # this quietens log spam at access of /proc/1/environ
    daemon: simple
        listen-stream: 19532
    command: lib/systemd/systemd-journal-upload --url=http://localhost --save-state=$SNAP_DATA/state
      - daemon-notify
      - network-bind
      - network-control
      - network
      - log-observe
      - time-control # this quietens log spam at access of /proc/1/environ
    daemon: simple
    watchdog-timeout: 3m

So I would like to understand the reason why they cannot co-exist within the same snap.

In the end I found the problem. It was actually due to the daemon-notify and network-control interfaces not being connected.

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