Hi everbody,


I described this already but got no response yet.


In my first email I got confused about ehcache using slf4j, but after decompiling ehachace from our Cocoon 2.1.11 (Tomcat is 6.0.20), I noticed commons logging was used back then.


The problem is (still):

Our tomcat/logs/catalina.out logs too many DEBUG messages generated in ehcache, like


85765 [http-8080-5] DEBUG net.sf.ehcache.Cache  - cocoon-ehcache-1 cache - Miss

85765 [http-8080-5] DEBUG net.sf.ehcache.Cache  - cocoon-ehcache-1 cache - Miss

85946 [http-8080-5] DEBUG net.sf.ehcache.store.MemoryStore  - cocoon-ehcache-1Cache: spool to disk done for: PK_G-file-file:///…/nothing.xml_T-xslt-file:///…/press-query.xsl;id=xyz


This causes huge catalina.out, around 5 GB per day, so we need to restart tomcat and purge the log file.


We already tried all kinds of configuration settings, like adding the following to logkit.xconf

    <category log-level="INFO" name="core.store">

        <log-target id-ref="main"/>


    <category log-level="INFO" name="core.store.transient">

        <log-target id-ref="main"/>


    <category log-level="INFO" name="core.store.janitor">

        <log-target id-ref="main"/>



As we also have a log4j.jar in cocoon/WEB-INF/libs, I also added a logging.properties to cocoon/WEB-INF/classes/.

Nothing helped and catalina.out is still bloated with those ehcache debug messages.


What could cause these DEBUG messages to go to stdout (or stderr)?

How can we configure the logs to get rid of these messages?


Thanks in advance,



Alexander Lochschmied

Web Programmer - Internet and Commerce

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