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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: Log Levels (INFO -> DEBUG)
Date Thu, 10 Nov 2005 11:48:57 GMT
+1 I think this would be really helpful.

Aaron Mulder wrote:
> I'd like to create a log level for "major events that the user should
> know about that are not bad", such as a deployment.  They don't fit
> into WARN or higher because they're not bad.  But I don't want them to
> get lost in the noise that is currently our INFO.  Still, it seems
> like creating a new log level is not necessarily the way to go.  (At
> the moment I'm using System.out because that shows up even though our
> default log level is WARN, but then it doesn't go into the server
> log.)
> How would people feel if I make a concerted effort to change INFO
> messages to DEBUG unless they are totally not predictable (not regular
> startup or shutdown procedure, for example) and are relevant to the
> end user (different than "relevent to the Geronimo developer")?  Then
> I would change our default console log level to INFO.  So the only
> INFO events I can think of (though there may be more once we start
> evaluating them in detail) would be:
>  - server started
>  - a deployment operation completed successfully
>  - a configuration was started/stopped (really a subset of deployment
> operations)
> Thanks,
>     Aaron

Joe Bohn

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

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