New logging method for cPanel 11.25

Discussion in 'Apache Migration/Compatibility' started by ffeingol, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. ffeingol

    ffeingol New Member

    Hello Guys,

    Over in the cPanel forum they just posted this thread: http://forums.cpanel.net/f5/cpanel-11-25-log-processing-145417.html This item in section 2 has me particularly nervous:

    Is LSWS (both version 3.x and 4.x) going to be able to deal with the pipe based log files? I don't have a real 'warm fuzzy' about this one :D
  2. Tony

    Tony Member

    lsws does support piped logging so I assume it should work fine. Going to test it though once it is actually part of 11.25.
  3. ffeingol

    ffeingol New Member

    Any 'official' word on this (testing etc.). The new logging method is in Edge right now.
  4. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    Other hosting control panels like Plesk uses piped logger, it works well with LiteSpeed, so I think it will work well.
    We have update our cPanel to Edge, but it does not use piped logger. If you know how to enable it, please let us know.
  5. Tony

    Tony Member

    They say it's in builds later than 42552 according to http://forums.cpanel.net/f5/cpanel-11-25-log-processing-145417.html and when you run the update it rebuilds the httpd.conf. Might want to try running /scripts/rebuildhttpdconf and see if it then adds the piped logging. My only other guess is it won't turn on unless it's apache 2 or 2.2 is what cPanel is set to having on.
  6. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    I got 42994 with the EDGE, tried rebuild httpd.conf, apache 2.2 is used, no piped logger in httpd.conf. Go back to RELEASE see what happen.
  7. ffeingol

    ffeingol New Member

    We just switched our testing VPS to edge and it's running the file based logging also. We're on Apache 2.2.14. I posted on the cPanel forum for 'clarification' :D
  8. ffeingol

    ffeingol New Member

    OK, they just posted in the cPanel forum (I missed it before). You have to open a support ticket to get the new piped logging. They only want 'real word, production enviroments' (Yea, we're going t run edge in production).

    Having said that this sounds even worse:

  9. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    That's what a piped logger exactly does, it is fully supported.
  10. ffeingol

    ffeingol New Member

    @mistwang,

    Ok, I'm gland that I understand it correctly and it is support. My real question (and I don't know that anyone has the answer yet) is how does the 2nd process (the one that reads the pipe and splits the files) get started. From the cPanel post it's started by Apache, so the question is if we're not running Apache (because we've go to 4.x) what will start up the 2nd process?
  11. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    lshttpd will start the external logger process.
  12. ffeingol

    ffeingol New Member

    Awsome! That is exactly what I wanted to hear. We've requested that our test server have the new logging enabled. I'm assuming you have already done the same. Since it's not a 'production' server like they requested we're just in the queue to be enabled.
  13. AndrewT

    AndrewT New Member

    Has anyone tested this? 11.25 just got pushed to Stable so I'm rather curious.
  14. ffeingol

    ffeingol New Member

    The piped logging is not turned on by default so unless you enable it you don't really have to worry about it.
  15. AndrewT

    AndrewT New Member

    I'm very well aware of that. I was simply wanting to know if others had tested it yet.
  16. anewday

    anewday Moderator

    So, how well does lsws work with 11.25? I've been holding off the upgrade for months.
  17. AndrewT

    AndrewT New Member

    We upgraded once it hit stable without any issues. Though we haven't tried the new logging at all.

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