6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 15, 2008 5:49 AM by jaikiran pai

    Log4j Timer task does not pickup changes to jboss-log4j.xml

    jaikiran pai Master

      JBoss-5.0 CR1 with the following system details:

      19:42:28,984 INFO [ServerImpl] Home Dir: D:\jboss-5.0.0.CR1
      19:42:28,984 INFO [ServerImpl] Home URL: file:/D:/jboss-5.0.0.CR1/
      19:42:28,984 INFO [ServerImpl] Library URL: file:/D:/jboss-5.0.0.CR1/lib/
      19:42:28,984 INFO [ServerImpl] Patch URL: null
      19:42:28,984 INFO [ServerImpl] Server Name: jaikiran
      19:42:28,984 INFO [ServerImpl] Server Home Dir: D:\jboss-5.0.0.CR1\server\jaikiran
      19:42:28,984 INFO [ServerImpl] Server Home URL: file:/D:/jboss-5.0.0.CR1/server/jaikiran/
      19:42:28,984 INFO [ServerImpl] Server Data Dir: D:\jboss-5.0.0.CR1\server\jaikiran\data
      19:42:28,984 INFO [ServerImpl] Server Temp Dir: D:\jboss-5.0.0.CR1\server\jaikiran\tmp
      19:42:28,984 INFO [ServerImpl] Server Config URL: file:/D:/jboss-5.0.0.CR1/server/jaikiran/conf/
      19:42:28,984 INFO [ServerImpl] Server Library URL: file:/D:/jboss-5.0.0.CR1/server/jaikiran/lib/
      
      ......
      
      
      19:42:39,672 INFO [ServerInfo] Java version: 1.5.0_07,Sun Microsystems Inc.
      19:42:39,922 INFO [ServerInfo] Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM 1.5.0_07-b03,Sun Microsystems Inc.
      19:42:39,922 INFO [ServerInfo] OS-System: Windows 2003 5.2,x86


      The server boots properly with the following logs in boot.log:

      19:42:46,141 DEBUG [ServiceCreator] About to create xmbean object: jboss.system:type=Log4jService,service=Logging with code: org.jboss.logging.Log4jService with descriptor: resource:xmdesc/Log4jService-xmbean.xml
      19:42:46,234 DEBUG [ServiceCreator] Created mbean: jboss.system:type=Log4jService,service=Logging
      19:42:46,297 DEBUG [ServiceConfigurator] ConfigurationURL set to resource:jboss-log4j.xml in jboss.system:type=Log4jService,service=Logging
      19:42:46,297 DEBUG [ServiceConfigurator] Log4jQuietMode set to true in jboss.system:type=Log4jService,service=Logging
      19:42:46,297 DEBUG [ServiceConfigurator] RefreshPeriod set to 60 in jboss.system:type=Log4jService,service=Logging
      19:42:46,297 DEBUG [ServiceController] Creating service jboss.system:type=Log4jService,service=Logging
      19:42:46,297 DEBUG [Log4jService] Creating jboss.system:type=Log4jService,service=Logging
      19:42:46,297 DEBUG [Log4jService$URLWatchTimerTask] Configuring from URL: resource:jboss-log4j.xml
      


      To enable some more verbose logging of some package, i edited and saved the jboss-log4j.xml in D:/jboss-5.0.0.CR1/server/jaikiran/conf/ and saved the file. Waited for more than a minute (default refresh period for the log4j timer task is 60 seconds). The changes were not picked up. Restarted the server, the changes were picked up. To figure out what the issue was, i enabled TRACE level logging of org.jboss.logging, rebooted the server and then tried the same steps of editing the jboss-log4j.xml. Here's what the logs shows:
      2008-07-14 19:50:46,553 TRACE [org.jboss.logging.Log4jService$URLWatchTimerTask] (Timer-Log4jService) Checking if configuration changed
      2008-07-14 19:50:46,553 TRACE [org.jboss.logging.Log4jService$URLWatchTimerTask] (Timer-Log4jService) Checking if configuration changed
      2008-07-14 19:50:46,553 TRACE [org.jboss.logging.Log4jService$URLWatchTimerTask] (Timer-Log4jService) connection: org.jboss.net.protocol.resource.ResourceURLConnection:resource:jboss-log4j.xml{ org.jboss.virtual.plugins.vfs.VirtualFileURLConnection:vfsfile:/D:/jboss-5.0.0.CR1/server/jaikiran/conf/jboss-log4j.xml }
      2008-07-14 19:50:46,553 TRACE [org.jboss.logging.Log4jService$URLWatchTimerTask] (Timer-Log4jService) connection: org.jboss.net.protocol.resource.ResourceURLConnection:resource:jboss-log4j.xml{ org.jboss.virtual.plugins.vfs.VirtualFileURLConnection:vfsfile:/D:/jboss-5.0.0.CR1/server/jaikiran/conf/jboss-log4j.xml }
      2008-07-14 19:50:46,553 TRACE [org.jboss.logging.Log4jService$URLWatchTimerTask] (Timer-Log4jService) last configured: 1216044766531
       2008-07-14 19:50:46,553 TRACE [org.jboss.logging.Log4jService$URLWatchTimerTask] (Timer-Log4jService) last configured: 1216044766531
       2008-07-14 19:50:46,553 TRACE [org.jboss.logging.Log4jService$URLWatchTimerTask] (Timer-Log4jService) last modified: 0
       2008-07-14 19:50:46,553 TRACE [org.jboss.logging.Log4jService$URLWatchTimerTask] (Timer-Log4jService) last modified: 0
      


      For some reason, the last modified timestamp of jboss-log4j.xml is not being read correctly.