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From Jacob Kjome <h...@visi.com>
Subject Re: changing log4J configuration during run time
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2005 17:36:51 GMT
Quoting Deep Chand <dgiscool@gmail.com>:

> Hi,
>
> In log4J, if I change the configuration i.e. increase/decrease the
> level of a particular logger or add more appenders/categories in the
> config file, then do I have to restart the web server for that setting
> to take effect.
>

Avoid configureAndWatch() in a J2EE environment.  Instead use something like
LogWeb...

http://www.codeczar.com/products/logweb/index.html


Jake

> What I understand from the documentation is that if I use
> DOMConfigurator.configureAndWatch(<configFileName>, <timeInMilliSec>)
> then I don't have to restart the server. Is this the only way to
> change the logging configuration during run time or there are some
> other ways also? If you use this method, then a thread is launched
> which continously monitors the config file changes. Is this technique
> has some serious performance overhead and therefore not preffered in
> production enviornment?
>
> What do people generally prefer - use this method OR simply use
> DOMConfigurator.configure(fileName) and restart the server after
> changing the config file?
>
> Thanks
> Deep
>
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