> On Dec 19, 2016, at 12:27 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.ch...@gmail.com> wrote: > > So although I like the sentiment, I don't think using dtrace for > program logging is the right answer. I like what apple did to wrap > the program logging stuff so people didn't just write their own > libraries (hi!) and so there's a unified-ish way to interact with > apple programs. I think we could do with that.
Thanks! We did a number of other things with ASL (Apple System Logger) which I miss very much today and would hope to see in any FreeBSD equivalent: 1. We structured all log data into dictionaries, so every application and/or subsystem within that application can add its own “tags” without squashing other key information. This also unified the character encoding format, so some applications were no longer logging in ISO-Latin1, others in UTF-8 and yet others in SHIFT-JIS. 2. There’s also a logging database, as one of the many possible “output sinks”, so searches / queries are fast (and there’s an API for querying and managing its contents). 3. We added client-side and server side logging filters, so you can “crank an application up” or shut its mouth without having to make any code changes. 4. It’s all thread-safe. - Jordan _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"