nick hatch wrote:
On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 3:01 PM, John Dennis <jden...@redhat.com> wrote:

BTW, why are you parsing diagnostic output?  They are not part of the
official API. We do not have any consistency rules for INFO and DEBUG
messages, they can change at any time and often do. On the other hand
command output is fairly consistent and not subject to the capricious whims
of developers.

Not the original poster, but parsing log events is commonly done prior
to saving them in a structured data store as a transitional measure
while efforts like CEE and Project Lumberjack [1] stabilize.

For example, the popular Logstash project provides a library of
patterns for common services [2]. For users who parse FreeIPA logs,
frequent log formatting changes could be disruptive.

-n

[1] https://fedorahosted.org/lumberjack/
[2] http://logstash.net/docs/1.1.9/filters/grok

That's a good point. What John is talking about though are informative messages output by the client tool, not something that would end up in a log.

rob

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