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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: status appender?
Date Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:27:55 GMT
It's called StatusListener:

On 14 December 2015 at 09:34, Nicholas Duane <nickdu@msn.com> wrote:

> I'm curious if there is such a thing as a StatusAppender in log4j2 which,
> as you would guess, is the appender the StatusLogger would use?
> Here's what I'm trying to solve, I think.
> I've been telling other developers I work with that a piece of code should
> only write to a single logger.  The reason for this, in my mind, is that if
> a piece of code writes to more than one logger then it essentially has
> routing logic in it and I would rather have the routing in the
> configuration.  For example:
> try
>     {
>     logger1.info(...);
>     .
>     .
>     .
>     logger2.debug(...);
>     }
> catch(Exception e)
>     {
>     logger1.error(...);
>     }
> The above code is sending debug events to a different logger than the rest
> of the events it raises.  I would rather have the code send all events to a
> single logger and control where those events are routed via the
> configuration.  Feel free to let me know whether this is in line with
> logging principles.
> So here's the problem.  We've got some code which writes events to its
> logger.  We want to capture these events centrally so we're sending them to
> a central location via an HTTP appender.  We want to do this only for FATAL
> - INFO events, so we're not expecting a huge load.  DEBUG events however,
> we'd like to send to the same location as the status logger.  We can, of
> course, just add a console appender for DEBUG events but that would have to
> be controlled separately from the status logger and ideally it would be
> nice to just piggy back on the status logger.  We could have this code
> write to its private logger and the status logger for DEBUG events, but
> then we get into the routing issue I mentioned above.  So I'm wondering, is
> there such a thing as a StatusAppender?
> Thanks,
> Nick

Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com>

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