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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: [Spread-users] send text to spread group from command line?]
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2001 16:12:53 GMT
Ryan Bloom wrote:
> On Monday 27 August 2001 07:14, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > Ryan Bloom wrote:
> > > I would.  But I have a very good reason.  We already have the same
> > > basic idea, but done a bit safer.  Basically, we have a log_error hook,
> > > but it is run at the end of log_error_core, so that we are sure that we
> > > always get the error in the error_log, even if we don't get it anyplace
> > > else.  There are some minor tweaks that should be made to the
> > > current hook, because right now it actually sends out too much
> > > information, like the timestamp.  But, it should handle what George wants
> > > just fine.
> >
> > I don't see why this is any safer than George's proposal, though -
> > indeed, IMO, his is more elegant since it makes it easier for someone
> > who really wants to disable the standard error logging to be able to do
> > so.
> Ah, but the point of my patch was to make that harder to do, not easier.  :-)
> My thinking was that error logs are everything.  If you lose a log, then there
> is a problem.  If a module seg faults during the error_log, then you may not
> ever know that there was a problem.  This way, we are sure the have the log
> on the disk regardless of what else happens.  If you want to disable the disk-
> based log, just log to /dev/null.

So make the core hook run first - I still think George's was better.




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