1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 5, 2004 8:23 PM by Scott Stark

    UILogLevel & AgentLogLevel

    bentleyodel1 Newbie

      What do the logging options
      FATAL, ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG
      actually mean?

        • 1. Re: UILogLevel & AgentLogLevel
          Scott Stark Master

          I have no idea what UILogLevel & AgentLogLevel are. The logging priority recommendations from the http://www.jboss.org/developers/guides/logging are:
          Priority Usage Recommendations

          TRACE
          Use TRACE the level priority for log messages that are directly associated with activity that corresponds requests. Further, such messages should not be submitted to a Logger unless the Logger category priority threshold indicates that the message will be rendered. Use the Logger.isTraceEnabled() method to determine if the category priority threshold is enabled. The point of the TRACE priority is to allow for deep probing of the JBoss server behavior when necessary. When the TRACE level priority is enabled, you can expect the number of messages in the JBoss server log to grow at least a x N, where N is the number of requests received by the server, a some constant. The server log may well grow as power of N depending on the request-handling layer being traced.

          DEBUG
          Use the DEBUG level priority for log messages that convey extra information regarding life-cycle events. Developer or in depth information required for support is the basis for this priority. The important point is that when the DEBUG level priority is enabled, the JBoss server log should not grow proportionally with the number of server requests. Looking at the DEBUG and INFO messages for a given service category should tell you exactly what state the service is in, as well as what server resources it is using: ports, interfaces, log files, etc.

          INFO
          Use the INFO level priority for service life-cycle events and other crucial related information. Looking at the INFO messages for a given service category should tell you exactly what state the service is in.

          WARN
          Use the WARN level priority for events that may indicate a non-critical service error. Resumable errors, or minor breaches in request expectations fall into this category. The distinction between WARN and ERROR may be hard to discern and so its up to the developer to judge. The simplest criterion is would this failure result in a user support call. If it would use ERROR. If it would not use WARN.

          ERROR
          Use the ERROR level priority for events that indicate a disruption in a request or the ability to service a request. A service should have some capacity to continue to service requests in the presence of ERRORs.

          FATAL
          Use the FATAL level priority for events that indicate a critical service failure. If a service issues a FATAL error it is completely unable to service requests of any kind.