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authorDaniel Willmann <>2018-11-06 09:02:26 +0100
committerHarald Welte <>2018-11-18 20:06:00 +0000
commit6e5b7d3cdcfe9076b9233c7c2cc7bc36f253f1b3 (patch)
parent987aa54d56090afa7c4c70f578b135d4dd4d531d (diff)
Logging: Describe all log options, including set-all and force-all
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diff --git a/common/chapters/logging.adoc b/common/chapters/logging.adoc
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@@ -70,6 +70,53 @@ So for example, in OsmoBSC, to set the log level of the Mobility
Management category to info, you can use the following command:
`log level mm info`.
+There is also a special command to set all categories as a one-off to a desired
+log level. For example, to silence all messages but those logged as notice and
+above issue the command: `log level set-all notice`
+Afterwards you can adjust specific categories as usual.
+A similar command is `log level force-all <level>` which causes all categories
+to behave as if set to log level <level> until the command is reverted with
+`no log level force-all` after which the individually-configured log levels will
+again take effect. The difference between `set-all` and `force-all` is that
+`set-all` actually changes the individual category settings while `force-all`
+is a (temporary) override of those settings and does not change them.
+=== Log printing options
+The logging system has various options to change the information
+displayed in the log message.
+log color 1::
+ With this option each log message will log with the color of its
+ category. The color is hard-coded and can not be changed. As with
+ other options a '0' disables this functionality.
+log timestamp 1::
+ Includes the current time in the log message. When logging to syslog
+ this option should not be needed, but may come in handy when debugging
+ an issue while logging to file.
+log print extended-timestamp 1::
+ In order to debug time-critical issues this option will print a
+ timestamp with millisecond granularity.
+log print category 1::
+ Prefix each log message with the category name.
+log print category-hex 1::
+ Prefix each log message with the category number in hex ('<000b>').
+log print level 1::
+ Prefix each log message with the name of the log level.
+log print file 1::
+ Prefix each log message with the source file and line number. Append
+ the keyword `last` to append the file information instead of prefixing
+ it.
=== Log filters