Re: Logging in a web server context

From: Carl Winbäck <>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 14:06:23 +0200

On Sat, 13 Jun 2020 at 14:53, Laurent Bercot wrote:
> I'm generally not a fan of fan-in fan-out mechanisms (pun unintended),
> because it's a lot easier to mix data than to triage it, so if data
> streams are separated early, mixing them to transmit them over one
> channel then parsing the data to separate it into several streams again
> is wasteful. Having the ability to keep service-specific log stream
> rather than conflating everything into a global logger is one of the
> big advantages of the s6 logging infrastructure over the syslog model.

I agree with your reservations. But as you concluded, given the
currently available tools the “mix and split” method is a reasonable
trade-off for this use case.
Received on Sun Jun 14 2020 - 12:06:23 UTC

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