[openstack-dev] Proposed Logging Standards

Macdonald-Wallace, Matthew matthew.macdonald-wallace at hp.com
Mon Jan 27 14:07:26 UTC 2014

Hi Sean,

I'm currently working on moving away from the "built-in" logging to use log_config=<filename> and the python logging framework so that we can start shipping to logstash/sentry/<insert other useful tool here>.

I'd be very interested in getting involved in this, especially from a "why do we have log messages that are split across multiple lines" perspective!



P.S. FWIW, I'd also welcome details on what the "Audit" level gives us that the others don't... :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Dague [mailto:sean at dague.net]
> Sent: 27 January 2014 13:08
> To: OpenStack Development Mailing List
> Subject: [openstack-dev] Proposed Logging Standards
> Back at the beginning of the cycle, I pushed for the idea of doing some log
> harmonization, so that the OpenStack logs, across services, made sense. I've
> pushed a proposed changes to Nova and Keystone over the past couple of days.
> This is going to be a long process, so right now I want to just focus on making
> INFO level sane, because as someone that spends a lot of time staring at logs in
> test failures, I can tell you it currently isn't.
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/LoggingStandards is a few things I've written
> down so far, comments welcomed.
> We kind of need to solve this set of recommendations once and for all up front,
> because negotiating each change, with each project, isn't going to work (e.g -
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/69218/)
> What I'd like to find out now:
> 1) who's interested in this topic?
> 2) who's interested in helping flesh out the guidelines for various log levels?
> 3) who's interested in helping get these kinds of patches into various projects in
> OpenStack?
> 4) which projects are interested in participating (i.e. interested in prioritizing
> landing these kinds of UX improvements)
> This is going to be progressive and iterative. And will require lots of folks
> involved.
> 	-Sean
> --
> Sean Dague
> Samsung Research America
> sean at dague.net / sean.dague at samsung.com
> http://dague.net

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