log noise level
gerth-osxserve at gpo.stanford.edu
Tue Jan 4 20:31:23 GMT 2005
John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 January 2005 11:28, John Gerth wrote:
>>In the wake of moving over the last year from NT to Samba PDCs
>>(both for my own group and helping other people), I've had to chase
>>a number of annoying residual problems for which the samba debug
>>log messages proved invaluable. However, they would've been much
>>more valuable several times if there had been an option to get
>>the IP address included in the bracketed message header, e.g.
>> [2006/01/04 09:26:39, 1, 10.0.0.1] ....
>>in order to be able to see where the request was being generated.
> I would strongly object to such a modification as it will add needlessly to
> the already burgeoning volume of log information. As you show in the remained
> of your message that I cut for brevity, it is possible to collect log info
> per IP address using the %m and %M macros to the "log file" parameter. I
> believe this is the preferred method.
> No offense is meant, but this modification just adds to the log noise level.
> That's a bad thing in my NSHO.
No offense taken...that's why I wrote later in the post that it be
optional. Subsequent responses suggested that something like "debug pid"
would be appropriate.
You also raise a good general question about log noise level. I'm relatively
new at using the Samba logs, but from a past life as a software developer I know that
it's hard to get the right granularities assigned. It's not clear how they
work in Samba. For me, I find that 99% of our problems can be solved at
level 4 or less, but even there I see lots of messages about alloc/dealloc
which I would've thought to have required a much higher level to trigger.
Is there any developer document which indicates how to to assign levels
I also remember that sometimes messages are added to tackle particular,
usually internmittent, problems but then have a way of living on even
though the problem was found and fixed.
Do Smaba log messages get reviewed on some periodic basis?
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