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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Default server log level
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2007 00:03:09 GMT

On Sep 11, 2007, at 1:43 PM, Paul McMahan wrote:

> On Sep 11, 2007, at 1:27 PM, 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.
> Right now users can add "-v" or "-vv" to the command line to  
> control the logging level. How would this proposal affect those  
> command line flags?

-v and -vv only impact CONSOLE logging, not log FILE logging. That  
could be changed, I guess...

IMO, a threshold setting of ERROR for CONSOLE is good. I'd prefer to  
see the FILE threshold set to INFO.


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