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From Jinmei Liao <jil...@pivotal.io>
Subject Geode log levels vs. log4j log levels
Date Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:38:03 GMT
Hi, all,

Geode, before using log4j for logging has implemented its own LogWriters
and logLevels. Geode log levels has values like "finest, finer, fine,
config, info, warning, error, severe".  We've moved away from using these
log writers to favor using log4j logging. So, mostly, geode logs have log4j
log statements with levels like "fatal, error, warn, info, debug".

But by examining our existing commands that has log-level options,
specifically "start server", "start locator", "alter runtime", "change
log-level", these commands are still accepting log-levels with geode log
levels, and under the cover, it has a mapping to the log4j levels. Since we
are moving away from geode's own logging, I would like to propose changing
these commands to use log4j log levels explicitly.

To avoid breaking existing commands, we can provide a mapping to the log4j
levels after user provides an "old" log level, but at least I would like to
have the auto complete start showing the log4j levels instead of the geode
log levels and move towards getting rid of these old levels completely.

-- 
Cheers

Jinmei

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