[Pulp-dev] Proposal to change default logging to console in Pulp 3

Brian Bouterse bbouters at redhat.com
Wed Jul 25 14:42:02 UTC 2018

I think console logging is also probably the right logging default in non
containerized environments too. The majority of OSes Pulp will run on will
run systemd which has it's logging facilities reading from stdout and
stderr [0]. So for the majority of non-containerized userbase systemd is
their logging system not syslog. Not to say syslog is dead, it's especially
useful for clustered installs which need fancier logging like
centralization or off-site replication, etc. Those users can take the extra
step to configure logging to syslog if they apply a bit of extra config
after https://pulp.plan.io/issues/3879 is fixed.

It also being the expected logging for containerized environments makes me
think we should switch Pulp3 to console logging as the default. What do you


On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 10:31 AM, Eric Helms <ehelms at redhat.com> wrote:

> You actually can run with console logging today. There is a bug where if
> you are in an environment without syslog and enable console logging you
> will get errors, see https://pulp.plan.io/issues/3879
> Since background running typically translates to systemd based, perhaps
> considering making logging type configurable as an environment variable or
> command line option to set it per service. For example, perhaps you want to
> run workers in the background but the main application server in your
> console?
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 9:17 AM, David Davis <daviddavis at redhat.com>
> wrote:
>> I definitely think that we should support console logging (and it looks
>> like we currently don’t) but I’m a bit hesitant to make it the default. I
>> think right now a majority of non-dev users will be running these services
>> in the background. But I could see perhaps one day where Pulp is mostly run
>> in containers where console logging would be the better default.
>> David
>> On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 8:17 AM Eric Helms <ehelms at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> Howdy,
>>> As I understand things, the default logging in Pulp 3 is set to syslog.
>>> I am proposing changing this to be console by default and optionally
>>> letting users configure syslog. I think these days console as a default
>>> makes general sense for running things in a simple terminal, or as a
>>> developer. Further, the natural way to log in a container based environment
>>> is to log to stdout. The use of syslog makes sense in a traditional systemd
>>> based deployment which can be configured by users as needed.
>>> - Eric
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