It looks like when using geode by default disableLoggingToStandardOutputIfLoggingToFile is always called and std out is disabled if using the default log4j2.xml.
The simplest options I can see are
1.) A mechanism to prevent disabling stdout, such as providing a system property
2.) Provide a gfsh command to re-enable the GeodeConsoleAppender
We are unable to use the -Dlog4j.configurationFile because that property overrides the log4j configuration for all our other applications.
We are also unable to override/extend the existing logging provider in our application (it's a non java app)
This is not a request for changing default behavior. Just a request to provide a way to prevent auto disabling the std out appender.