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From "George Schlossnagle" <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: [Spread-users] send text to spread group from command line?]
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2001 15:14:27 GMT
Hmmm...  I undesrtand you concern.  It might be nice to have a 'panic' type
log.  Still, implementing a RUN_FIRST hook has the benefit of saying 'Try
and log however you want, and if you fail, then fall onto core_logging'.
Sometimes people don't want redundancy in their logs, sometimes you want to
be guaranteed you have one copy of it somewhere without always having 3

The specific instance I see for this is error logging via spread.  It would
be swell to be able to just dump error logs to spread, and write to disk if
and only if there was a problem (in which case, you have the logging module
return a DECLINED and then you log to disk.)  Implementing the hook where I
did also allows you to add a run-first panic log hook that always logs fatal
errors to disk, and returns DECLINED to let the rest of the handlers run.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Bloom" <>
To: "George Schlossnagle" <>;
Cc: <>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [Spread-users] send text to spread group from command

> On Monday 27 August 2001 07:26, George Schlossnagle wrote:
> > For better or for worse, there are alot of folks who would prefer to
> > off local error logging completely, and do all logging via a distributed
> > mechanism.  Actually, I was also considering whether it would be better
> > do a AP_IMPLEMENT_HOOK_RUN_FIRST, so that you can /truly/ override the
> > internal logging mechanism safely.  Would that fit people's
> > safety/flexibility concerns better?
> There are still ways to disable the logging to the disk, but I am
concerned that
> if you allow modules to run before the core's error logging mechanism,
> you take the very real chance that you will never see any logs, ever.
> Also, this should not be a RUN_FIRST, because that removes any redundancy
> in the system at all.
> Ryan
> ______________________________________________________________
> Ryan Bloom              
> Covalent Technologies
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