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

From: Michael R Sweet <mike_at_easysw.com>
Date: 2005-07-23 20:20:34 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:
> ...
> It's true that going with the native logging system on each platform
> would be a more difficult path. We'd have to add functionality to APR
> (which has never concerned itself with this problem because httpd uses
> a home-grown logging subsystem), and we'd have to figure out what the
> best native logging facility is on various platforms, as well as
> figuring out how to provide a uniform interface to those platforms'
> logging levels and facilities. But in the long term, a home-grown
> logging subsystem is extra complexity which we could never practically
> rid ourselves of.
> ...

I think the existing httpd logging code could easily be adapted to
APR by basically moving the low-level logging code in server/log.c
to APR and then using some thin glue code to maintain the existing
httpd API.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com
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