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From Maarten Bosteels <mbosteels....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Configure Log4j 2.0 in a Web Application
Date Thu, 22 May 2014 14:44:34 GMT
Hi Ralph,

Do you know where that enhancement request lives in JIRA ?
I would really like to vote for it.

regards
Maarten


On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 5:28 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>wrote:

> That isn’t really feasible currently.  Once Log4j finds the configuration
> file it can poll the file’s timestamp to see if it was updated and reload
> it, but IMO it would not be a great idea to modify the log4j config file in
> the directory wherever Jetty deployed it, and it certainly would be ugly to
> try to update the war file.  What we did at my former employer with Tomcat
> and JBoss was to create a directory under their config directory and then
> add that directory to the server’s class path.  Then specify that in your
> web app configuration.  If you  do that you can update the file whenever
> you want.
>
> If we were to make some sort of modification it would probably be to do
> something like have it first look at the location that was provided and if
> not found then use the default mechanism to locate a configuration instead
> of throwing an exception.  However, that would still mean your updated
> configuration would be outside of the war.
>
> Another possibility is the enhancement request we have to support multiple
> configurations. With that the file in your war would be the default and
> then it could reference another configuration that could initially be empty
> but could be updated with new configuration. Unfortunately, no one has
> started work on that.
>
> Ralph
>
> On Apr 25, 2014, at 7:52 AM, Mikael Ståldal <
> mikael.staldal@appearnetworks.com> wrote:
>
> > I am using Log4j 2.0 in a Web Application, which is packaged as a .war
> > file, and deployed in an application server.
> >
> > I want to bundle a default Log4j configuration within the .war file, but
> > make it possible to override it in the application server when deploying,
> > without tampering with the .war file.
> >
> > Is that possible with Log4j 2.0? I am currently using Jetty 9.x as
> > application server, but I would like a solution which can be used in
> > multiple application servers.
> >
> > --
> > Mikael Ståldal
> > Chief Software Architect
> > *Appear*
> > Phone: +46 8 545 91 572
> > Email: mikael.staldal@appearnetworks.com
>
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