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Re: Logging: home-grown mechanism or syslog/event-log?

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-07-22 09:24:43 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:

>On Thu, 2005-07-21 at 14:51 -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>
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>>>How does the receiving string know when one log message ends and
>>>another one begins?
>>>
>>>
>[I meant to write "receiving stream" there.]
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>
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>>I apologize for my ignorance. Why is this important?
>>
>>
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>
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>>A process wants to push a message (some number of bytes, usually
>>ending in \n) into a stream_t. Who cares where the message
>>'dividers' are?
>>
>>
>
>If you're logging via syslog(), you want to call syslog() with a
>complete log message, and not include a newline. I assume Windows event
>logging is similar.
>
>
It is. And by the way, _the same_ is true for log files on disk: you
want to use a single write() (or WriteFile() on Windows --
apr_file_write(), whatever) for a single log message, to ensure that
messages from different processes remain separate.

-- Brane

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