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From Ceki Gulcu <lis...@qos.ch>
Subject Re: How to handle log4j's internal exceptions
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2007 17:22:54 GMT
Hello,

Internal error handling is one of the strong points of logback, the purported
successor to log4j. Each logback component is attached to a context which
maintains a publicly accessible list of internal errors. Search for
StatusManager in logback documentation.

See also "Chapter 2 - Architecture" in the logback manual for further details:

    http://logback.qos.ch/manual/architecture.html

I hope this helps,

Stroboskop wrote:
> OK, here's my problem:
> i want to know when _log4j_ is having a problem.
> 
> For example: imagine using a FileAppender pointing to a directory on the
> network - sometimes you don't have write access rights and sometimes the
> directory's just not available. Anyway your chances are good that regular
> logging wont work at all.
> So i want to be notified, when log4j catches an exception.
> 
> Since log4j's internal problems are logged using LogLog, i might need to
> somehow implement/overload the internal logging. How do do that?
> 
> Originally i thought, i'd just need to register an exception handler with
> log4j, but there doesn't seem to be such a thing. Or at least i didn't find
> it.
> 
> I know only the most basic things about log4j, so maybe it's easy. But i
> looked at the wiki, faq's and the API and did't find anything that helped...
> 

-- 
Ceki Gülcü
Logback: The reliable, generic, fast and flexible logging framework for Java.
http://logback.qos.ch

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