Graylog internal logs logging level change

(M D) #1


I want to change the logging for the internal logging to log error level logs only. I have changed the setting in log4j2.xml and restarted graylog. But i am not able to change the logging level.
I am running graylog on a cluster of 2 nodes.

  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Configuration packages="org.graylog2.log4j" shutdownHook="disable">
        <RollingFile name="rolling-file" fileName="/var/log/graylog-server/server.log" filePattern="/var/log/graylog-server/server.log.%i.gz">
            <PatternLayout pattern="%d{yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSSXXX} %-5p [%c{1}] %m%n"/>
                <SizeBasedTriggeringPolicy size="50MB"/>
            <DefaultRolloverStrategy max="10" fileIndex="min"/>

        <!-- Internal Graylog log appender. Please do not disable. This makes internal log messages available via REST calls. -->
        <Memory name="graylog-internal-logs" bufferSize="500"/>
        <!-- Application Loggers -->
        <Logger name="org.graylog2" level="error"/>
        <Logger name="com.github.joschi.jadconfig" level="error"/>
        <!-- This emits a harmless warning for ActiveDirectory every time which we can't work around :( -->
        <Logger name="" level="error"/>
        <!-- Prevent DEBUG message about Lucene Expressions not found. -->
        <Logger name="org.elasticsearch.script" level="error"/>
        <!-- Disable messages from the version check -->
        <Logger name="org.graylog2.periodical.VersionCheckThread" level="off"/>
        <!-- Suppress crazy byte array dump of Drools -->
        <Logger name="org.drools.compiler.kie.builder.impl.KieRepositoryImpl" level="error"/>
        <!-- Silence chatty natty -->
        <Logger name="com.joestelmach.natty.Parser" level="error"/>
        <!-- Silence Kafka log chatter -->
        <Logger name="kafka.log.Log" level="error"/>
        <Logger name="kafka.log.OffsetIndex" level="error"/>
        <!-- Silence useless session validation messages -->
        <Logger name="org.apache.shiro.session.mgt.AbstractValidatingSessionManager" level="error"/>
        <Root level="error">
            <AppenderRef ref="rolling-file"/>
            <AppenderRef ref="graylog-internal-logs"/>

Can you please guide me how to change this?


(Jochen) #2

That’s currently not possible.

The log level of the root logger will always be INFO (unless you’re running Graylog in debug mode, in which case it will be DEBUG).

Code reference:

(M D) #3

is it possible to disable logging completely? i can see there is if condition which is to log only errors. How can I enable this in the config file. I want graylog to log only errors.

 } else if (onlyLogErrors()) {
    logLevel = Level.ERROR;
} else {
    logLevel = Level.INFO;

(Jochen) #4

You could remove all appenders from your log4j2.xml file, but I strongly advise against doing that.

That’s not possible, but you could use a Threshold filter for all of your appenders:

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