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logger_filters

Module

logger_filters

Module Summary

Filters to use with Logger.

Since

Module logger_filters was introduced in OTP 21.0.

Description

All functions exported from this module can be used as primary or handler filters. See logger:add_primary_filter/2 and logger:add_handler_filter/3 for more information about how filters are added.

Filters are removed with logger:remove_primary_filter/1 and logger:remove_handler_filter/2.

Exports

domain(LogEvent, Extra) -> logger:filter_return()
OTP 21.0

Types

Extra = {Action, Compare, MatchDomain}
Action = log | stop
Compare = super | sub | equal | not_equal | undefined
MatchDomain = [atom()]

This filter provides a way of filtering log events based on a domain field in Metadata. This field is optional, and the purpose of using it is to group log events from, for example, a specific functional area. This allows filtering or other specialized treatment in a Logger handler.

A domain field must be a list of atoms, creating smaller and more specialized domains as the list grows longer. The greatest domain is [], which comprises all possible domains.

For example, consider the following domains:

D1 = [otp]
D2 = [otp, sasl]

D1 is the greatest of the two, and is said to be a super-domain of D2. D2 is a sub-domain D1. Both D1 and D2 are sub-domains of [].

The above domains are used for logs originating from Erlang/OTP. D1 specifies that the log event comes from Erlang/OTP in general, and D2 indicates that the log event is a so called SASL report.

The Extra parameter to the domain/2 function is specified when adding the filter via logger:add_primary_filter/2 or logger:add_handler_filter/3.

The filter compares the value of the domain field in the log event's metadata (Domain) against MatchDomain. The filter matches if the value of Compare is:

sub

and Domain is equal to or a sub-domain of MatchDomain, that is, if MatchDomain is a prefix of Domain.

super

and Domain is equal to or a super-domain of MatchDomain, that is, if Domain is a prefix of MatchDomain.

equal

and Domain is equal to MatchDomain.

not_equal

and Domain differs from MatchDomain, or if there is no domain field in metadata.

undefined

and there is no domain field in metadata. In this case MatchDomain must be set to [].

If the filter matches and Action is log, the log event is allowed. If the filter matches and Action is stop, the log event is stopped.

If the filter does not match, it returns ignore, meaning that other filters, or the value of the configuration parameter filter_default, decide if the event is allowed or not.

Log events that do not contain any domain field, match only when Compare is equal to undefined or not_equal.

Example: stop all events with domain [otp, sasl | _]

logger:set_handler_config(h1, filter_default, log). % this is the default
Filter = {fun logger_filters:domain/2, {stop, sub, [otp, sasl]}}.
logger:add_handler_filter(h1, no_sasl, Filter).
ok

level(LogEvent, Extra) -> logger:filter_return()
OTP 21.0

Types

Extra = {Action, Operator, MatchLevel}
Action = log | stop
Operator = neq | eq | lt | gt | lteq | gteq
MatchLevel = logger:level()

This filter provides a way of filtering log events based on the log level. It matches log events by comparing the log level with a specified MatchLevel

The Extra parameter is specified when adding the filter via logger:add_primary_filter/2 or logger:add_handler_filter/3.

The filter compares the value of the event's log level (Level) to MatchLevel by calling logger:compare_levels(Level, MatchLevel). The filter matches if the value of Operator is:

neq

and the compare function returns lt or gt.

eq

and the compare function returns eq.

lt

and the compare function returns lt.

gt

and the compare function returns gt.

lteq

and the compare function returns lt or eq.

gteq

and the compare function returns gt or eq.

If the filter matches and Action is log, the log event is allowed. If the filter matches and Action is stop, the log event is stopped.

If the filter does not match, it returns ignore, meaning that other filters, or the value of the configuration parameter filter_default, will decide if the event is allowed or not.

Example: only allow debug level log events

logger:set_handler_config(h1, filter_default, stop).
Filter = {fun logger_filters:level/2, {log, eq, debug}}.
logger:add_handler_filter(h1, debug_only, Filter).
ok

progress(LogEvent, Extra) -> logger:filter_return()
OTP 21.0

Types

Extra = log | stop

This filter matches all progress reports from supervisor and application_controller.

If Extra is log, the progress reports are allowed. If Extra is stop, the progress reports are stopped.

The filter returns ignore for all other log events.

remote_gl(LogEvent, Extra) -> logger:filter_return()
OTP 21.0

Types

Extra = log | stop

This filter matches all events originating from a process that has its group leader on a remote node.

If Extra is log, the matching events are allowed. If Extra is stop, the matching events are stopped.

The filter returns ignore for all other log events.

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