[patch] make the logging header customisable

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Wed May 22 22:52:58 MDT 2013

On 05/22/2013 08:53 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-05-22 at 09:59 -0700, Matthieu Patou wrote:
>> On 05/19/2013 10:06 AM, Matthieu Patou wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Find attached an updated version of this, feedback and review welcome.
>>> On 06/12/2012 01:27 AM, Matthieu Patou wrote:
>>>> Hello Volker & all,
>>>> A couple of months ago we briefly discussed on the possibility to
>>>> have a header printed even if we log on the stdout because with more
>>>> than 1 process logging it can be a bit tedious sometime to understand
>>>> who print what.
>>>> My understanding was that you were more or less ok with this idea but
>>>> that instead of adding a simple boolean to say "add headers also when
>>>> logging to stdout" you proposed me (at least that was my
>>>> understanding) to be able to specify the header that we want to have.
>>>> I've been working on this lately and come with the following patch
>>>> for the 3.5.x branch, it seems to work ok as if the "debug header
>>>> template" parameter is not specified the header is as it was (which
>>>> means no header in case of logging to stdout) but if you specify it
>>>> then it will be as specified.
>>>> For the moment the patch is for 3.5.14 as it's what we use at my work
>>>> and it helps us during the QA and dev debug, it didn't apply yet to
>>>> master but I'll do the job of front port if the idea of the patch is
>>>> ok (and if it's also at least mostly ok).
>>>> Matthieu.
>> Any body on this patch ? should I push it directly to autobuild ?
> G'Day Matthieu,
> Sorry for not getting back to you on this one.  The main thought I had
> about this, at the time and repeated now is:  We hit DEBUG a lot, do we
> need the extra complexity?
I'm not sure it's that much more complicated, or I can make it just a 
bit more complicated when you select the debug template header option.
> What is the connection between logging with a header to stdout (which
> was roundly welcomed, except that it caused some odd failure and Jeremy
> never got the patch in) and this more complex proposal?
Well I thought of using the standard header but then I realized that 
maybe you want to be able to configure what we print before each debug 
line because all the information might not be relevant to you.


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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