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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-1029) tomcat web log seems to be created with wrong name and isn't found by the web log viewer portlet
Date Thu, 29 Sep 2005 15:20:20 GMT
It turns out this isn't a problem with tomcat, the web log viewer 
portlet, or even really the management interface.  However, it is a bit 
related to running multiple containers concurrently.

The problem is that when we query the kernel get the WebManagerNames 
from within the portlet(s) we get back an array of 2 (tomcat and jetty). 
  In several places in the console we assume that the container that we 
need to reference to provide appropriate management information (ie. the 
container in which the console is currently running) will always be the 
first entry in the array.  Bad assumption.  In my case the console is 
running in the tomcat container but we're attempting to manage the jetty 

So now I just have to come up with a way to detect which WebManager is 
the one for the "default" container.


Joe Bohn wrote:
> Thanks for the information Jeff.   Right now I'd just like to get it 
> working with the current log name tomcat. Sometime after that I'll try 
> to look into supporting various naming formats, multiple log files, etc...
> I think something really strange is going on with my system (or perhaps 
>  the G image itself) regarding the management interface.  I build G with 
> tomcat as the default by running maven -o tomcat from G\modules\assembly.
> This seems to work because when I start the server I see that tomcat is 
> using port 8080.
>     8009 Tomcat Connector AJP
>     8080 Tomcat Connector HTTP
>     8090 Jetty Connector HTTP
> However, then I try to interact with the management implementation the 
> JettyLogManagerImpl is what is being invoked rather than the 
> TomcatLogManagerImpl.
> Am I doing something wrong when trying to configure for tomcat as the 
> default?  I'll keep looking ....
> Joe
> Jeff Genender wrote:
>> Yes...the is from line 208 of the j2ee-tomcat-plan.xml, which 
>> uses the PlanServerHostname from maven.xml (which happens to be
>> prefix=${PlanServerHostname}_access_log.
>> We can change this via configuration.  However, keep in mind this can 
>> change since its configurable.  Especially when using virtual hosts, 
>> people like to have multiple log they may have one that 
>> says, and one that says foo_access_log, etc.
>> IMHO, I don't like the "" in the access_log name.  I prefer 
>> "localhost".
>> Thanks for looking into this, Joe.
>> Jeff
>> Joe Bohn (JIRA) wrote:
>>>     [ 

>>> ]
>>> Joe Bohn commented on GERONIMO-1029:
>>> ------------------------------------
>>> I created the jira because there are never any records displayed in 
>>> the web access log viewer when G is configured using tomcat. I 
>>> created it against both tomcat and management because I was not sure 
>>> where the problem existed.   I thought tomcat might have a problem 
>>> because I expected the to be the date in the file name.  
>>> However, based upon Jeff'scomments the problem may be in the 
>>> management implementation.   I'll take a look.
>>> Btw, I did not yet create the jira for multiple log file processing.
>>>> tomcat web log seems to be created with wrong name and isn't found 
>>>> by the web log viewer portlet
>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>>>         Key: GERONIMO-1029
>>>>         URL:
>>>>     Project: Geronimo
>>>>        Type: Bug
>>>>  Components: management, Tomcat
>>>>    Versions: 1.0-M5
>>>> Environment: all
>>>>    Reporter: Joe Bohn
>>>>    Assignee: Jeff Genender
>>>> It seems that the log file for the tomcat web container is being 
>>>> created with an invalid date in the name.  ex.   
>>>> ...geronimo\modules\assembly\target\geronimo-1.0-SNAPSHOT\var\catalina\logs\

>>>> Possibly related (or possibly not) is that the management API cannot 
>>>> find matches when performing a search.

Joe Bohn

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot 
lose."   -- Jim Elliot

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