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From "Dirk.vanGulik" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] loglevels (continued)
Date Sun, 27 Jul 1997 14:58:22 GMT

Hmmm, of course the commands 'grep', 'tail -f' etc.. could
be used here... I usually only go in if there is trouble
and am quite happy to have a full log file; and to the
sorting/splitting/datamining with the usual unixy tools.

Actually I'd hate for apache to spend CPU cycles on this.


>>> >     I'd like to see a combination of a level and a mask.  Assuming a set
> >     of levels (e.g., CRITICAL, HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW, and INFO), the
> >     loglevel would indicate that events of that level and higher should
> >     be logged - but the mask would let you additionally log events at a
> >     specific level.  E.g., loglevel=HIGH and mask=LOW|INFO would log
> >     everything except MEDIUM.
> > 
> >     I'd also like to see a set of unhierarchical categories (call 'em
> >     COND_A through COND_E) that would require explicit enabling.  That
> >     could assist in debugging without disturbing the actual
> >     error-logging configuration.
> > 
> >     Oh, and I like the idea of being able to increment/decrement the
> >     active logging level with signals, a la named, but with USR1 already
> >     bound to graceful restarts that might be difficult.
> > 
> >     All right, I'm donning my asbestos tuxedo now..

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