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From Aaron Mulder <>
Subject Re: Question on Server Log settings
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2006 17:12:08 GMT
I think the intent of the drop-down was to show "logs" not "log files"
(similar to what the web access log viewer does).  So if you had your
Log4j config writing 4 different log files (with different categories
or levels or whatever) then it would show 4 entries.  I don't think we
thought about rolling logs.

Do you guys think it would be better to show all the "rolled over" log
files in the drop-down, or have it so that if you pick "geronimo.log"
it would potentially search all the "rolled over" files as well?  I'd
prefer the latter (short drop-down but search rolled over ones too). 
In any case, we should definitely consider adding a feature to search
by date/time.  :)


On 1/11/06, Joe Bohn <> wrote:
> The server log viewer does not even provide the option to search by
> dates.  From looking at the code we get a reference to the system log
> and then query the log to get all of the files.  For some reason this
> appears to always return just the current file.  This may be an error in
> the Log4JService.
> Of course, this is to get things working the way that it seems they were
> intended to work (with the drop-down list of files).  We can also
> consider making this more functional as with the web access log viewer.
> I think that you should open a JIRA on the drop-down failure to display
> the multiple log files.  It appears this is broken.
> Joe
> Aaron Mulder wrote:
> > I think I remember that for the web access logs if you search by date
> > range it will look into the other files produced for the same log.  It
> > may be that the server log viewer doesn't do this.  If not, I'd have
> > to think about whether we should try to search old logs automatically
> > or just show them all in the drop-down.
> >
> > Aaron
> >
> > On 1/11/06, Phani Madgula <> wrote:
> >
> >>Hi
> >>
> >>I have a question on Server log settings.
> >>
> >>Documentation says about Server Log Viewer as follows.
> >>
> >>   "The File pull-down menu allows you to select the log file to view. The
> >>logs listed in this pull-down menu are ruled by the
> >>   Configuration File ( by default) specified in the
> >>Log Manager portlet."
> >>   Suppose I have maximum file size as 300KB. When server log reaches the
> >>limit it will create a new log file.
> >>   But I am not able to select any previous log files through Server Log
> >>Viewer Portlet to view the log messages in it.
> >>   The pull down menu displays only one log file which is being currently
> >>written to.
> >>
> >>   does Server Log viewer portlet display all the log files created ?
> >>
> >>Thanks
> >>phani
> >
> >
> >
> --
> Joe Bohn
> joe.bohn at
> "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot
> lose."   -- Jim Elliot

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