IMO the best solution is a management operation that simply displays portions of the log
file. The dependency on the log file is IMO not a problem because we support multiple
On Aug 14, 2013, at 12:03 PM, James R. Perkins <jperkins(a)redhat.com> wrote:
I had posted this to another list, but this is a more appropriate
place for it. I think there needs to be a general discussion around this as it's been
mentioned, at least to me, a few times here and there and I know Heiko raised the issue
some time a go now.
The original JIRA, WFLY-280, is to display the last 10 error messages only. To be
honest I wouldn't find that very useful. To me if I'm looking for logs I want to
see all logs, but that's not always so easy. Like the syslog-handler which doesn't
log to a file so there is no way to read those messages back.
The current plan for the last 10 error messages is we store messages in a queue that can
be accessed via an operation. This works fine until the error message you're
interested in is 11 or you want to see warning messages.
Another option I had come up with is reading back the contents of the file, for example
the server.log. This could be problematic too in that there is no way to filter
information like only see error messages or only see warning messages. To solve this I
have considered creating a JSON formatter so the results could be queried, but I don't
think it should be a default which would mean it's not reliable for the console to
assume it's getting back JSON.
I've also thought about, haven't tested this and it may not work at all, creating
a handler that uses websockets to send messages. I'm not sure how well this would work
and it's possible it may not even work for bootstrap logging.
With regards to audit logging, we're probably going to have to do something totally
different from what we'll do in the logging subsystem since it doesn't use
I guess the bottom line is what does the console want to see? Do you want to see all raw
text log messages? Do you want all messages but in a format like JSON that you can
query/filter? Do you really want only the last 10 error messages only? All or none of
these might be possible, but I really need to understand the needs before I can explore
more in depth what the best option would be.
James R. Perkins
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Jason T. Greene
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