8.3. Logging

Kamaki uses the standard Python logger.

Kamaki features the following logger objects:

* standard loggers for kamaki development. They are named after the package
        they log
* logger for monitoring the HTTP connection (requests and responses)

Loggers defined in higher levels of the package hierarchy are inherited. This may cause duplication in logs. Use either a high level logger (e.g. ‘kamaki’ or ‘kamaki.clients’) to log everything, or a specific logger (e.g. ‘kamaki.clients.image’).

8.3.1. Monitor requests and responses

It is strongly recommended to declare the following loggers in your own code:

kamaki.clients.send   logs requests URL, headers and, maybe, data
kamaki.clients.recv   logs responses headers and, maybe, data
For security reasons, some information is omitted from the above loggers:
  • X-Auth-Token header value.
  • HTTP request or response data

Developers can explicitly enable or disable these features by setting a flag on their kamaki client. These flags work on all kamaki clients.

from kamaki.clients.pithos import PithosClient

pithos = PithosClient(pithos_endpoint, TOKEN)
pithos.LOG_TOKEN = True
pithos.LOG_DATA = True

8.3.2. Logging in a file

To set a log file, e.g., the /tmp/my_kamaki.log:

from kamaki.cli.logger import add_file_logger
add_file_logger('kamaki.clients.send', filename='/tmp/my_kamaki.log')
add_file_logger('kamaki.clients.recv', filename='/tmp/my_kamaki.log')


If it doesn’t exist, /tmp/my_kamaki.log will be created.

After a call, the contents of the log file will look like this:

> POST https://accounts.okeanos.grnet.gr/identity/v2.0/tokens
>   Content-Length: 74
>   Content-Type: application/json
> data size:74

< 200 OK
<   content-length: 2425
<   content-language: en-us
<   expires: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:27:47 GMT
<   vary: X-Auth-Token,Accept-Language
<   server: gunicorn/0.14.5
<   last-modified: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:27:47 GMT
<   connection: close
<   etag: "43af...36"
<   cache-control: no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate, max-age=0
<   date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:27:47 GMT
<   content-type: application/json; charset=UTF-8
< data size: 2425

The “>” symbol shows a request, a “<” shows a response. The “data size” is a statistic calculated by kamaki and is not used in the actual connection.

8.3.3. Deactivate a logger

A kamaki logger can be deactivated and re-activated. In this example, we will use a stream logger (a logger that prints on stderr instead of a log file), so we will have to deactivate the file logger:

from kamaki.cli.logger import add_stream_logger, deactivate