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Re: libsvn_repos logging -- design problems

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2005-07-15 17:29:42 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> * PROBLEM: logging errors or requests not associated with repositories.
> Sometimes errors happen before a repository is opened, or requests
> come in on bogus URLs. This is still interesting stuff to log.
> Where/how should it be done?
> Possible Solutions?
> mod_dav_svn is already logging these sorts of things in apache's
> own logs. But svnserve is still out in the cold. Perhaps
> svnserve can have private code to write such things to logs in
> /etc/subversion? Or should this be shared code as well, making
> mod_dav_svn use it too? How do we make a clean conceptual
> distinction between per-repository logfiles and 'global' ones?

How about...

Per-repos logfiles are specified in the repos config file. If there is
no per-repos logfile, or the config file can't be parsed or something
thus we can't find out about it anyway we fall back to a global log
file. The global logfile is controlled by an svnserve command line
option or an /etc/subversion/somethingorother directive, if no global
logfile is set up then no logging happens, the same situation we have


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