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  1. Hadoop Common
  2. HADOOP-8008

Document how to change the default loglevels

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      The hadoop.root.logger defined in log4j.properties is only used by applications. The scripts (bin and daemons) always set it to HADOOP_ROOT_LOGGER or "INFO,console" so the installed log4j.properties appears to be ignored. The wiki doesn't cover this:
      http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/HowToConfigure

      We should update the cluster setup docs to indicate how the loglevel is configured and also add a comment in log4j.properties that the hadoop.root.logger defined there is not used by Hadoop itself, that HADOOP_ROOT_LOGGER must be set. This is relevant for commands and daemons, though the latter also has daemonlog (http://hadoop.apache.org/common/docs/current/commands_manual.html#daemonlog).

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        1. HADOOP-8008.txt
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          Tomohiko Kinebuchi

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            • Assignee:
              tomohiko Tomohiko Kinebuchi
              Reporter:
              eli Eli Collins
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