[openstack-dev] Proposed Logging Standards

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 20:36:29 UTC 2014

On Mon, 2014-01-27 at 08:07 -0500, Sean Dague wrote:
> 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.

I'm interested, can contribute patches (feel free to assign me) and can
do reviews.


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