3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2008 9:52 AM by Daphna Wasserman

    jboss-log4j.xml - category not updated at runtime

    Daphna Wasserman Newbie

      When changing the log level in "Append messages section to the console" section, the changes take affect at runtime.
      When changing the log level in "Limit categories" section, the changes does NOT take affect at runtime.
      Is there a reason for that?

        • 1. Re: jboss-log4j.xml - category not updated at runtime
          jaikiran pai Master

          Post the changes that you did to that file.

          • 2. Re: jboss-log4j.xml - category not updated at runtime
            Daphna Wasserman Newbie

            We tried to add a new category to the "Limited categories" section or change the priority value of existing category.

            Following is our jboss-log4j.xml:

            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
            <!DOCTYPE log4j:configuration SYSTEM "log4j.dtd">

            <!-- ===================================================================== -->
            <!-- -->
            <!-- Log4j Configuration -->
            <!-- -->
            <!-- ===================================================================== -->

            <!-- $Id: jboss-log4j.xml 62403 2007-04-18 15:26:43Z dimitris@jboss.org $ -->

            <!--
            | For more configuration infromation and examples see the Jakarta Log4j
            | owebsite: http://jakarta.apache.org/log4j
            -->

            <log4j:configuration xmlns:log4j="http://jakarta.apache.org/log4j/" debug="false">

            <!-- ================================= -->
            <!-- Preserve messages in a local file -->
            <!-- ================================= -->

            <!-- A time/date based rolling appender -->






            <!-- Rollover at midnight each day -->
            <param name="DatePattern" value="'.'yyyy-MM-dd"/>

            <!-- Rollover at the top of each hour
            <param name="DatePattern" value="'.'yyyy-MM-dd-HH"/>
            -->


            <!-- The default pattern: Date Priority [Category] Message\n -->


            <!-- The full pattern: Date MS Priority [Category] (Thread:NDC) Message\n

            -->



            <!-- A size based file rolling appender











            -->

            <!-- ============================== -->
            <!-- Append messages to the console -->
            <!-- ============================== -->







            <!-- The default pattern: Date Priority [Category] Message\n -->




            <!-- ====================== -->
            <!-- More Appender examples -->
            <!-- ====================== -->

            <!-- Buffer events and log them asynchronously


            <appender-ref ref="FILE"/>
            <appender-ref ref="CONSOLE"/>
            <appender-ref ref="SMTP"/>

            -->

            <!-- EMail events to an administrator












            -->

            <!-- Syslog events









            -->

            <!-- Log events to JMS (requires a topic to be created)






            -->

            <!-- Log events through SNMP


















            -->

            <!-- Emit events as JMX notifications










            -->

            <!-- ================ -->
            <!-- Limit categories -->
            <!-- ================ -->


            <!-- Limit the org.apache category to INFO as its DEBUG is verbose -->




            <!-- Limit the org.jboss.serial (jboss-serialization) to INFO as its DEBUG is verbose -->




            <!-- Limit the org.jgroups category to WARN as its INFO is verbose -->




            <!-- Limit the jacorb category to WARN as its INFO is verbose -->




            <!-- Limit JBoss categories



            -->

            <!-- Limit the JSR77 categories -->




            <!-- Enable JBossWS message tracing



            -->

            <!-- Decrease the priority threshold for the org.jboss.varia category



            -->

            <!-- Show the evolution of the DataSource pool in the logs [inUse/Available/Max]



            -->

            <!--
            | An example of enabling the custom TRACE level priority that is used
            | by the JBoss internals to diagnose low level details. This example
            | turns on TRACE level msgs for the org.jboss.ejb.plugins package and its
            | subpackages. This will produce A LOT of logging output.
            |
            | Note: since jboss AS 4.2.x, the trace level is supported natively by
            | log4j, so although the custom org.jboss.logging.XLevel priority will
            | still work, there is no need to use it. The two examples that follow
            | will both enable trace logging.






            -->

            <!--
            | Logs these events to SNMP:
            - server starts/stops
            - cluster evolution (node death/startup)
            - When an EJB archive is deployed (and associated verified messages)
            - When an EAR archive is deployed



            <appender-ref ref="TRAP_LOG"/>




            <appender-ref ref="TRAP_LOG"/>




            <appender-ref ref="TRAP_LOG"/>




            <appender-ref ref="TRAP_LOG"/>




            <appender-ref ref="TRAP_LOG"/>


            -->











            <!-- ======================= -->
            <!-- Setup the Root category -->
            <!-- ======================= -->


            <appender-ref ref="CONSOLE"/>
            <appender-ref ref="FILE"/>


            <!-- Clustering logging -->
            <!-- Uncomment the following to redirect the org.jgroups and
            org.jboss.ha categories to a cluster.log file.














            <appender-ref ref="CLUSTER"/>



            <appender-ref ref="CLUSTER"/>

            -->

            </log4j:configuration>




            THANKS!

            • 3. Re: jboss-log4j.xml - category not updated at runtime
              Daphna Wasserman Newbie

               

              
              <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
              <!DOCTYPE log4j:configuration SYSTEM "log4j.dtd">
              
              <!-- ===================================================================== -->
              <!-- -->
              <!-- Log4j Configuration -->
              <!-- -->
              <!-- ===================================================================== -->
              
              <!-- $Id: jboss-log4j.xml 62403 2007-04-18 15:26:43Z dimitris@jboss.org $ -->
              
              <!--
               | For more configuration infromation and examples see the Jakarta Log4j
               | owebsite: http://jakarta.apache.org/log4j
               -->
              
              <log4j:configuration xmlns:log4j="http://jakarta.apache.org/log4j/" debug="false">
              
               <!-- ================================= -->
               <!-- Preserve messages in a local file -->
               <!-- ================================= -->
              
               <!-- A time/date based rolling appender -->
               <appender name="FILE" class="org.jboss.logging.appender.DailyRollingFileAppender">
               <errorHandler class="org.jboss.logging.util.OnlyOnceErrorHandler"/>
               <param name="File" value="${jboss.server.log.dir}/server.log"/>
               <param name="Threshold" value="INFO"/>
               <param name="Append" value="false"/>
              
               <!-- Rollover at midnight each day -->
               <param name="DatePattern" value="'.'yyyy-MM-dd"/>
              
               <!-- Rollover at the top of each hour
               <param name="DatePattern" value="'.'yyyy-MM-dd-HH"/>
               -->
              
               <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">
               <!-- The default pattern: Date Priority [Category] Message\n -->
               <param name="ConversionPattern" value="%d %-5p [%c] %m%n"/>
              
               <!-- The full pattern: Date MS Priority [Category] (Thread:NDC) Message\n
               <param name="ConversionPattern" value="%d %-5r %-5p [%c] (%t:%x) %m%n"/>
               -->
               </layout>
               </appender>
              
               <!-- A size based file rolling appender
               <appender name="FILE" class="org.jboss.logging.appender.RollingFileAppender">
               <errorHandler class="org.jboss.logging.util.OnlyOnceErrorHandler"/>
               <param name="File" value="${jboss.server.log.dir}/server.log"/>
               <param name="Append" value="false"/>
               <param name="MaxFileSize" value="500KB"/>
               <param name="MaxBackupIndex" value="1"/>
              
               <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">
               <param name="ConversionPattern" value="%d %-5p [%c] %m%n"/>
               </layout>
               </appender>
               -->
              
               <!-- ============================== -->
               <!-- Append messages to the console -->
               <!-- ============================== -->
              
               <appender name="CONSOLE" class="org.apache.log4j.ConsoleAppender">
               <errorHandler class="org.jboss.logging.util.OnlyOnceErrorHandler"/>
               <param name="Target" value="System.out"/>
               <param name="Threshold" value="DEBUG"/>
              
               <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">
               <!-- The default pattern: Date Priority [Category] Message\n -->
               <param name="ConversionPattern" value="%d{dd-HH:mm:ss.SSS} %-5p %c{2} %m%n"/>
               </layout>
               </appender>
              
               <!-- ====================== -->
               <!-- More Appender examples -->
               <!-- ====================== -->
              
               <!-- Buffer events and log them asynchronously
               <appender name="ASYNC" class="org.apache.log4j.AsyncAppender">
               <errorHandler class="org.jboss.logging.util.OnlyOnceErrorHandler"/>
               <appender-ref ref="FILE"/>
               <appender-ref ref="CONSOLE"/>
               <appender-ref ref="SMTP"/>
               </appender>
               -->
              
               <!-- EMail events to an administrator
               <appender name="SMTP" class="org.apache.log4j.net.SMTPAppender">
               <errorHandler class="org.jboss.logging.util.OnlyOnceErrorHandler"/>
               <param name="Threshold" value="ERROR"/>
               <param name="To" value="admin@myhost.domain.com"/>
               <param name="From" value="nobody@myhost.domain.com"/>
               <param name="Subject" value="JBoss Sever Errors"/>
               <param name="SMTPHost" value="localhost"/>
               <param name="BufferSize" value="10"/>
               <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">
               <param name="ConversionPattern" value="[%d{ABSOLUTE},%c{1}] %m%n"/>
               </layout>
               </appender>
               -->
              
               <!-- Syslog events
               <appender name="SYSLOG" class="org.apache.log4j.net.SyslogAppender">
               <errorHandler class="org.jboss.logging.util.OnlyOnceErrorHandler"/>
               <param name="Facility" value="LOCAL7"/>
               <param name="FacilityPrinting" value="true"/>
               <param name="SyslogHost" value="localhost"/>
               <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">
               <param name="ConversionPattern" value="[%d{ABSOLUTE},%c{1}] %m%n"/>
               </layout>
               </appender>
               -->
              
               <!-- Log events to JMS (requires a topic to be created)
               <appender name="JMS" class="org.apache.log4j.net.JMSAppender">
               <errorHandler class="org.jboss.logging.util.OnlyOnceErrorHandler"/>
               <param name="Threshold" value="ERROR"/>
               <param name="TopicConnectionFactoryBindingName" value="java:/ConnectionFactory"/>
               <param name="TopicBindingName" value="topic/MyErrorsTopic"/>
               </appender>
               -->
              
               <!-- Log events through SNMP
               <appender name="TRAP_LOG" class="org.apache.log4j.ext.SNMPTrapAppender">
               <errorHandler class="org.jboss.logging.util.OnlyOnceErrorHandler"/>
               <param name="ImplementationClassName" value="org.apache.log4j.ext.JoeSNMPTrapSender"/>
               <param name="ManagementHost" value="127.0.0.1"/>
               <param name="ManagementHostTrapListenPort" value="162"/>
               <param name="EnterpriseOID" value="1.3.6.1.4.1.24.0"/>
               <param name="LocalIPAddress" value="127.0.0.1"/>
               <param name="LocalTrapSendPort" value="161"/>
               <param name="GenericTrapType" value="6"/>
               <param name="SpecificTrapType" value="12345678"/>
               <param name="CommunityString" value="public"/>
               <param name="ForwardStackTraceWithTrap" value="true"/>
               <param name="Threshold" value="DEBUG"/>
               <param name="ApplicationTrapOID" value="1.3.6.1.4.1.24.12.10.22.64"/>
               <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">
               <param name="ConversionPattern" value="%d,%p,[%t],[%c],%m%n"/>
               </layout>
               </appender>
               -->
              
               <!-- Emit events as JMX notifications
               <appender name="JMX" class="org.jboss.monitor.services.JMXNotificationAppender">
               <errorHandler class="org.jboss.logging.util.OnlyOnceErrorHandler"/>
              
               <param name="Threshold" value="WARN"/>
               <param name="ObjectName" value="jboss.system:service=Logging,type=JMXNotificationAppender"/>
              
               <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">
               <param name="ConversionPattern" value="%d %-5p [%c] %m"/>
               </layout>
               </appender>
               -->
              
               <!-- ================ -->
               <!-- Limit categories -->
               <!-- ================ -->
              
              
               <!-- Limit the org.apache category to INFO as its DEBUG is verbose -->
               <category name="org.apache">
               <priority value="INFO"/>
               </category>
              
               <!-- Limit the org.jboss.serial (jboss-serialization) to INFO as its DEBUG is verbose -->
               <category name="org.jboss.serial">
               <priority value="INFO"/>
               </category>
              
               <!-- Limit the org.jgroups category to WARN as its INFO is verbose -->
               <category name="org.jgroups">
               <priority value="WARN"/>
               </category>
              
               <!-- Limit the jacorb category to WARN as its INFO is verbose -->
               <category name="jacorb">
               <priority value="WARN"/>
               </category>
              
               <!-- Limit JBoss categories
               <category name="org.jboss">
               <priority value="INFO"/>
               </category>
               -->
              
               <!-- Limit the JSR77 categories -->
               <category name="org.jboss.management">
               <priority value="INFO"/>
               </category>
              
               <!-- Enable JBossWS message tracing
               <category name="jbossws.SOAPMessage">
               <priority value="TRACE"/>
               </category>
               -->
              
               <!-- Decrease the priority threshold for the org.jboss.varia category
               <category name="org.jboss.varia">
               <priority value="DEBUG"/>
               </category>
               -->
              
               <!-- Show the evolution of the DataSource pool in the logs [inUse/Available/Max]
               <category name="org.jboss.resource.connectionmanager.JBossManagedConnectionPool">
               <priority value="TRACE"/>
               </category>
               -->
              
               <!--
               | An example of enabling the custom TRACE level priority that is used
               | by the JBoss internals to diagnose low level details. This example
               | turns on TRACE level msgs for the org.jboss.ejb.plugins package and its
               | subpackages. This will produce A LOT of logging output.
               |
               | Note: since jboss AS 4.2.x, the trace level is supported natively by
               | log4j, so although the custom org.jboss.logging.XLevel priority will
               | still work, there is no need to use it. The two examples that follow
               | will both enable trace logging.
               <category name="org.jboss.system">
               <priority value="TRACE" class="org.jboss.logging.XLevel"/>
               </category>
               <category name="org.jboss.ejb.plugins">
               <priority value="TRACE"/>
               </category>
               -->
              
               <!--
               | Logs these events to SNMP:
               - server starts/stops
               - cluster evolution (node death/startup)
               - When an EJB archive is deployed (and associated verified messages)
               - When an EAR archive is deployed
              
               <category name="org.jboss.system.server.Server">
               <priority value="INFO" />
               <appender-ref ref="TRAP_LOG"/>
               </category>
              
               <category name="org.jboss.ha.framework.interfaces.HAPartition.lifecycle">
               <priority value="INFO" />
               <appender-ref ref="TRAP_LOG"/>
               </category>
              
               <category name="org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer">
               <priority value="ERROR" />
               <appender-ref ref="TRAP_LOG"/>
               </category>
              
               <category name="org.jboss.ejb.EJBDeployer">
               <priority value="INFO" />
               <appender-ref ref="TRAP_LOG"/>
               </category>
              
               <category name="org.jboss.deployment.EARDeployer">
               <priority value="INFO" />
               <appender-ref ref="TRAP_LOG"/>
               </category>
              
               -->
              
               <category name="org.hibernate.impl.SessionFactoryImpl">
               <priority value="INFO" />
               </category>
              
               <category name="java.util.Properties.list">
               <priority value="INFO" />
               </category>
              
              
              
               <!-- ======================= -->
               <!-- Setup the Root category -->
               <!-- ======================= -->
              
               <root>
               <appender-ref ref="CONSOLE"/>
               <appender-ref ref="FILE"/>
               </root>
              
               <!-- Clustering logging -->
               <!-- Uncomment the following to redirect the org.jgroups and
               org.jboss.ha categories to a cluster.log file.
              
               <appender name="CLUSTER" class="org.jboss.logging.appender.RollingFileAppender">
               <errorHandler class="org.jboss.logging.util.OnlyOnceErrorHandler"/>
               <param name="File" value="${jboss.server.log.dir}/cluster.log"/>
               <param name="Append" value="false"/>
               <param name="MaxFileSize" value="500KB"/>
               <param name="MaxBackupIndex" value="1"/>
              
               <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">
               <param name="ConversionPattern" value="%d %-5p [%c] %m%n"/>
               </layout>
               </appender>
               <category name="org.jgroups">
               <priority value="DEBUG" />
               <appender-ref ref="CLUSTER"/>
               </category>
               <category name="org.jboss.ha">
               <priority value="DEBUG" />
               <appender-ref ref="CLUSTER"/>
               </category>
               -->
              
              </log4j:configuration>