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From Joe Bohn <joe.b...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Default server log level
Date Tue, 11 Sep 2007 20:10:27 GMT


Kevan Miller wrote:
> The intent of this thread is to discuss the default log level for the 
> Geronimo server. I'd like to limit the discussion to the near-term (e.g. 
> Geronimo 2.0.x). IMO, we need a good overhaul of our logging code. I'd 
> like to see more structure and consistency in our logging. However, 
> that's not a 2.0.x issue.
> 
> The current default log level for a Geronimo 2.0.1 server is ERROR. IMO, 
> this is too restrictive. I think we should set the default to INFO. This 
> will make our server logging more verbose. However, I'd rather have too 
> much information, rather than too little.
> 
> I think our default target audience should be application developers and 
> new users evaluating Geronimo. Currently, these users are forced to 
> configure log levels to INFO, so that they can obtain necessary 
> information for building and deploying applications on Geronimo. This 
> information should be available by default, not requiring configuration...
> 
> Users who want to limit the logging output can reconfigure the default 
> logging levels, once they are more comfortable with Geronimo.
> 
> Comments?

I agree with your proposal for a default of INFO and your assertion 
about our target users and what they most likely want.  I also 
personally prefer to have too much info rather than too little ... so 
I'm all in favor of the change.

Joe

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