[mod_python] Problems with logging.

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 15:54:03 EST 2007

On 07/11/2007, Graham Dumpleton <graham.dumpleton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 07/11/2007, Kathryn Van Stone <kvs at acm.org> wrote:
> >
> > I am currently using mod_python version 3.3.1 with Apache 2.2.4 (and
> > Python 2.5.1).  I've notice a difference between using
> > apache.log_error and req.log_error. I modified mptest.py to the
> > following:
> >
> > from mod_python import apache
> >
> > def handler(req):
> >      apache.log_error('Test log from apache', apache.APLOG_DEBUG)
> >      req.log_error('Test log from request', apache.APLOG_DEBUG)
> >      req.content_type = 'text/plain'
> >      req.write('Hello World')
> >      return apache.OK
> >
> >
> > I modified the apache configuration to set the log level to debug.  I
> > get the request log message, but not the apache log message. When the
> > log level is raised to APLOG_NOTICE, I get both messages.
> Known issue, or at least I knew about it. I can't see that I created
> an issue for it in the bug tracker though. I also can't remember the
> full details at the moment. I know I made sure I didn't make the same
> mistake in mod_wsgi though. :-)
> > Any thoughts on why there is a difference?  We have areas where
> > getting the request object is a hassle and would like to use
> > apache.log_error. (Also there are members of my team who don't like
> > the 'requestobject.c(823)' showing up in the log as it adds almost no
> > information)
> That requestobject.c always show for DEBUG level statements is a
> result of how Apache works, in that it in embeds the C code file/line
> number of where ap_log_rerror() is called. It is non trivial and
> perhaps not entirely reliable, to try and dynamically work out where
> in the Python code the call to the Python wrapper for the function was
> called. It may be possible to fudge things at the level of the call to
> ap_log_rerror() and not pass APLOG_MARK as argument and split it out
> into two separate zero arguments. Presume that ap_log_rerror() will
> not crash if line information not supplied.

Quick one as bit rushed right now.


  from mod_python import apache

for now.

This should mean values of LogLevel will be honoured.

I remember what the issues were now, but no time to go in to it.


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