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Thu Aug 20 23:54:04 EDT 2020
Prototype with some usage examples here: https://github.com/cyrusimap/cyrus-imapd/pull/3149
On Mon, 17 Aug 2020, at 10:06 PM, Ricardo Signes wrote:
> On our weekly call this morning, we were talking about moving toward standardizing the format of Cyrus logs. My interest here is in making it easy for a program to read and classify logs. That's not as simple as it could be, right now, because often a log line is sprintf-'d with parameters. Even worse, sometimes those parameters have spaces in them.
> I think we all agree on something like this:
> * produce a macro that does the logging in a standard format
> * the format leads with a "category", which is a fixed string
> * extra data to be included show up like auditlog does it: foo=<x> bar=<y>
> * by using a macro, we can get the location (file, function) from which the log line is being emitted
> Next steps:
> * agree on the specifics of the above and that it's the way to log in new code
> * start converting old code (prioritized by value of reading lines from each part of the code)
> Further thoughts before we get on to specifics?
> Ricardo Signes (rjbs)
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