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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: How to prevent creating log file ???
Date Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:46:54 GMT
On 2011-10-13, Radovan Raszka wrote:

>> -----Původní zpráva-----
>> Od: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@apache.org]
>> Odesláno: 13. října 2011 6:39
>> Komu: Log4NET User
>> Předmět: Re: How to prevent creating log file ???

>> On 2011-10-12, Sigourney_Weaver wrote:

>>> Thank you, but it didnt work :(

>>> For the second appender I specified: <lockingModel
>>> type="log4net.Appender.FileAppender+MinimalLock" />

>>> but it still creates the empty log file (and I dont log any FATAL errors).

>> Yes, my fault.  I overlooked that FileAppender.OpenFile acquires the
>> lock before calling SetQWForFiles (not sure it needs a lock there, will
>> investigate) and once again in order to write the header.

I don't think there is much we can do without breaking the semantics of
the existing protected API of FileAppender - i.e. without breaking
backwards compatibility.

>> So no, there is no way with the current FileAppender to avoid the empty
>> files.

> Well, it is :) but some programming is needed
> See this post http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/logging-log4net-user/200708.mbox/%3C2DE096D91923074A82B1E17ADC480EC80135926F@nasa-dtw-ex004.nasa.cpwr.corp%3E

This works for turning logging on/off but not for the case where you may
or may not have messages and don't want any file if no messages have
been logged.


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