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A philosophy question then.

We have four main types of logging:
  1. Traffic logging. The boring standard old stuff.
  2. Error logging. Reactive by definition
  3. Process logging. How many times did X happen per time interval
  4. Health logging. Preemptive.
Our Health logging is the most interesting because it's broken into a few main areas (disc, database, file and cache server) and is all defined using a set of rules in a JSON file that can easily be updated.

We build rules to run a test against systems that could be in error to spot conditions that may lead to an error, or may indicate that something else isn't working which may in turn cause an error. For instance, is memory getting low? Are we seeing too many network outages? Our background process queue is starting to fill up, we're not seeing as many votes as we'd expect, our cache server seems to be a bit slower than we'd expect. Each of the rules is run every 5 minutes and then we build a page that has a big green tick or a big red X. If the X appears our monitoring guys let us know and we can dig in and see what's happening before things get out of control.

Our logging / monitoring is always (almost by definition) going to be reactive, but over time we've built up a great set of rules that enable us to head issues off at the pass.
cheers
Chris Maunder

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