Re: Logging problem

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= <>
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:38:46 -0500
On 3/8/2012 3:06 PM, Novice wrote:

Arne Vajh?j<> wrote in

On 3/8/2012 2:38 PM, Novice wrote:

I've suddenly started having an odd problem with respect to my
logging and would appreciate a hint or tip to help me sort it out.

For some reason I can't figure out, the last line of the log, which
simply says:


is not being written. When I try to open the log file, I see a
companion file with it that appears to be a lock. (If the log file is
Foo.log.xml, the companion file is Foo.log.xml.lck and the companion
file's size is 0.) If I delete the lock file, I can open the log file
and it is missing the final</log> tag.

Now, I know that the final</log> tag is written within XMLFormatter
in a simple method called getTail(). What I can't figure out is why
getTail() isn't being invoked any more. I don't know how it was being
invoked before - I certainly never call it in my code - but it was
being invoked because that last tag was in the file. Now, suddenly,
it's not.

I'm trying to figure out what I need to do to make getTail() execute
again "automagically" the way it used to. Unfortunately, I don't know
how to get past this on my own and am not sure where to look.

Don't log in XML format ...

Obviously, that is one option but it wouldn't be my first choice ;-)

I strongly prefer the XML logs because I've got an XSL that formats the
XML log for my purposes and makes the log very easy to read. It's worked
fine for weeks now - and still does when the last</log> tag is in the
file - so I just want to figure out what foolish thing I've done to keep
the getTail() method from working.

The concept of writing per log message and then having to write a
termination line after the last log message is very problematic.


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