InformationThe journald system includes the capability of compressing overly large files to avoid filling up the system with logs or making the logs unmanageably large.
Uncompressed large files may unexpectedly fill a filesystem leading to resource unavailability. Compressing logs prior to write can prevent sudden, unexpected filesystem impacts.
SolutionEdit the /etc/systemd/journald.conf file and add the following line:
Reload the configuration to be effective.
# systemctl force-reload systemd-journald
/etc is stateless on Container-Optimized OS. Therefore, /etc cannot be used to make these changes persistent across reboots. The steps mentioned above needs to be performed after every boot.