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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (GERONIMO-3445) Verify log levels can be changed for openejb related log categories
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2007 19:09:06 GMT

On Aug 28, 2007, at 7:35 PM, Karan Malhi wrote:

> I dont even think they can change log levels. We used the logic that
> - if conf is present - use
> - if conf is present - is absent- install
> and use it
> - if conf is absent, assume embedded and use
> which is available in the openejb-core.jar
> .
> - if is not found in openejb-core.jar then
> rely on the log4j.configuration system property
> So, if openejb is embedded within GERONIMO,  no matter what log levels
> they set in the var/logs directory, those settings should never take
> effect.
> I think what we can do though is that Geronimo can set the
> log4j.configuration system property in the
> o.a.g.openejb.OpenEjbSystemGBean and we can then do the following:
> - if conf is absent, assume embedded, look for log4j.configuration
> system property. if log4j.configuration property is set, then use it,
> if it is absent then use
> Do you think I am on the right track and does the above makes any  
> sense?

Do you know if there is a way to check to see if the "OpenEJB" log4j  
category has been explicitly configured?  If so we could skip the  
whole business and assume whatever embedded environment we're in has  
taken responsibility for logging.


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