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Re: SVN 1.5.X - Apache Log Files

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 10:01:46 -0400

Eric Gillespie wrote:
> C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> writes:
>> One major source of confusion and frustration with the mod_dav_svn
>> operational logging support is that it was design to merely complement the
>> baseline Apache logging. This means that where no interesting additional
>> information would be added with an operational log line, no such line is
>> written. Unfortunately, this means that simple GET requests such as those
>> used when navigating a repository with a web browser don't generate
>> subversion log lines (because they would be entirely redundant with
>> access_log lines). I think I was originally in favor with this idea, but
>> have since grown to hate it due to the confusion it causes.
> I changed that in 1.5. Both dav and svnserve log the same things
> (well, the svnserve part might be 1.6, not sure), and it's
> fairly comprehensive. To take your specific example, dav will
> log a get-file line for your GET request.

I don't see this behavior on my machine, nor do I find code to support this
claim. The only "get-file" lines I've seen to date are those related to
PROPFINDs on file resources.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2009-05-05 16:03:32 CEST

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