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From Lin Sun <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Default server log level
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2007 14:12:59 GMT
I agree that we should change it from ERROR to INFO.

I think any change in log4j is on the fly, i.e. you can change it any 
time and you don't have to restart the server to pick up the change.


Prasad Kashyap wrote:
> I don't mind if INFO is the default log level. It would be nice if we
> can also change it
> 1. during Geronimo startup.
> 2. during runtime.
> Possible ?
> Cheers
> Prasad
> On 9/11/07, 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?
>> --kevan

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