> Have you read the design doc? This is exactly what journald does.
Except that, AIUI, the goal is to eventually have journal-only logging for some facilities. I don't want that to ever come to pass.
> attach it to the existing textual file
Why not? The index could point into a particular offset in a textual log, or just duplicate the contents of the textual log. The point is to ensure that all logs can be queried with plain-text tools and to _optionally_ provide richer information for these logs. The nightmare scenario is for some messages to appear only in the journal and for other messages to appear only in syslog files.
> stupudity beyond comprehension
Can we try to maintain *some* level of decorum here?