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NAME

       Perlbal::Manual::Logging - How Perlbal's logging system works

   VERSION
       Perlbal 1.78.

   DESCRIPTION
       Perlbal supports logging of a few messages (and you can log your messages in your plugins,
       for instance).

       This document describes how to achieve that.

   IMPORTANT: foreground vs. background
       If Perlbal is running on the foreground, it logs by calling "printf", which means you
       should get the logs on "STDOUT".

       If Perlbal is running on the background, it logs through Sys::Syslog. If Sys::Syslog is
       not available, there will be no logging, and THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW ABOUT
       PERLBAL'S LOGGING SYSTEM.

   How to log a message
       You can log a message by calling "Perlbal::log" as you'd call Sys::Syslog's "syslog":

           Perlbal::log( $priority, $format, @args );

       You should read the documentation for Sys::Syslog for more information, but here's an
       example:

           Perlbal::log( 'info', 'beginning run' );

       And here's another example:

           Perlbal::log( 'crit', "this thing crashed: $!" );

   What is logged?
       ·   When we try to read from or write to a filehandle that is undefined, Perlbal::AIO logs
           a critical message:

               Perlbal::log("crit", "Undef \$fh: $stack_trace");

       ·   When failing to create a socket, Perlbal::BackendHTTP logs a critical message:

               Perlbal::log('crit', "Error creating socket: $!");

       ·   When "inet_aton" fails to create a socket, Perlbal::BackendHTTP logs a critical
           message:

               Perlbal::log('crit', "inet_aton failed creating socket for $ip");

       ·   When writing to a client, if we try to read more than we should from the backend,
           Perlbal::ClientHTTPBase logs a warning message:

               Perlbal::log('warning', "tried to readahead negative bytes.  filesize=$self->{reproxy_file_size}, offset=$self->{reproxy_file_offset}");

       ·   When opening a file being PUT for writing to disk, if there's an error (which is going
           to originate a 500 server error), Perlbal::ClientHTTPBase logs a warning message:

               Perlbal::log('warning', "system error: $msg ($info)");

       ·   If we receive a request with a content length different from the actual length of the
           request, Perlbal::ClientProxy logs a critical message:

               Perlbal::log('crit', "Content length of $clen declared but $self->{buoutpos} bytes written to disk");

       ·   When trying to buffer data to disk, if the operation fails Perlbal::ClientProxy logs a
           critical message:

               Perlbal::log('crit', "Failure to open $fn for buffered upload output");

       ·   After buffering data to disk, if the file is empty, Perlbal::ClientProxy logs a
           critical message:

               Perlbal::log('crit', "Error writing buffered upload: $!.  Tried to do $len bytes at $self->{buoutpos}.");

       ·   When purging a buffered upload on the disk, if an error occurs, Perlbal::ClientProxy
           logs a critical message:

               Perlbal::log('warning', "Unable to link $self->{bufilename}: $!");

       ·   When marking a backend as pending, if there's already another one in that ip/port,
           Perlbal::Service will log a couple of warning messages:

               Perlbal::log('warning', "Warning: attempting to spawn backend connection that already existed.");

               Perlbal::log('warning', "          -- [$filename:$line] $package::$subroutine");

       ·   When deciding whether we should spawn one or more backend connections, if the total of
           pending conections is negative, Perlbal::Service will log a critical message:

               Perlbal::log('crit', "Bogus: service $self->{name} has pending connect count of $self->{pending_connect_count}?!  Resetting.");

       ·   When spawning a backend connection, if there is no IP address for the backend,
           Perlbal::Service will log a critical message:

               Perlbal::log('crit', "No backend IP for service $self->{name}");

       ·   When starting, Perlbal will log an info message:

               Perlbal::log('info', 'beginning run');

       ·   When shutting down, Perlbal will log an info message:

               Perlbal::log('info', 'ending run');

       ·   After each loop, is some error occurred, Perlbal will log a critical message:

               Perlbal::log('crit', "crash log: $_") foreach split(/\r?\n/, $@);

       ·   When attempting to create the pidfile, if unsuccessful, Perlbal will log an info
           message:

               Perlbal::log('info', "couldn't create pidfile '$file': $!" );

       ·   When attempting to write to the pidfile, if unsuccessful, Perlbal will log an info
           message:

               Perlbal::log('info', "couldn't write into pidfile '$file': $!" );

   Generating more logs by sending a USR1 signal to perlbal
       If you send a USR1 signal to perlbal, that tells it to log some basic statistics to the
       syslog.

       It's similar to connecting to a management service and issue a "show service" for each
       service, plus a "states" and a "queues" commands.

   Where is it logged to?
       The way Perlbal opens Sys::Syslog, it logs to /var/log/daemon.log by default.

   SEE ALSO
       You can tweek Sys::Syslog's configuration under /etc/syslog.conf. See Sys::Syslog for more
       details.