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From "Warren Togami (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (COUCHDB-2264) stdout should not print database activity
Date Thu, 03 Jul 2014 06:24:25 GMT
Warren Togami created COUCHDB-2264:
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             Summary: stdout should not print database activity
                 Key: COUCHDB-2264
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-2264
             Project: CouchDB
          Issue Type: Bug
      Security Level: public (Regular issues)
            Reporter: Warren Togami


https://github.com/apache/couchdb/blob/master/etc/init/couchdb.tpl.in
http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/couchdb.git/tree/couchdb.init?h=f20
Old sysv init scripts ran couchdb with the -b option which used -o and -e to redirect stdout
and stderr elsewhere.  The default /var/log/couchdb/couch.log sees only this at startup:

[Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:47:53 GMT] [info] [<0.32.0>] Apache CouchDB has started on http://127.0.0.1:5984/

http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/couchdb.git/tree/couchdb.service?h=f20
Here is an example of a systemd .service file for couchdb.  Since it does not use -o and -e,
all stdout and stderr messages are logged in journal/syslog.  This is redundant as all the
database activity is already logged to /var/log/couchdb/couch.log.

Adding -o /dev/null -e /dev/null to the systemd .service would suffice in silencing the redundant
logging.  However it also stops printing helpful messages like:

Apache CouchDB 1.6.0 (LogLevel=info) is starting.
Apache CouchDB has started. Time to relax.
[info] [<0.32.0>] Apache CouchDB has started on http://127.0.0.1:5984/

I humbly request the following...

* If couchdb is logging the database activity refrain from redundantly printing to stdout.
 Provide an option to bring it back for people that want the old behavior.

* With stdout far less noisy, services no longer need to silence it.  You can print additional
useful messages during startup, perhaps something like:
Apache CouchDB 1.6.0 (LogLevel=info) is starting.
Apache CouchDB logging to /var/log/couchdb/couch.log
Apache CouchDB has started. Time to relax.
[info] [<0.32.0>] Apache CouchDB has started on http://127.0.0.1:5984/



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