May 26, 2018

Catalyst log handler

If your Catalyst project logs many messages, logging via standard error to Apache’s error log is not very clean The log messages are mixed with other web applications’ noise; and especially if you use mod_fastcgi, every line will be prepended with a long prefix.

An alternative is logging to a file. But then you have to make sure that multiple processes won’t corrupt the log file. The module LogHandler by Jonny Schulz does exactly this, because it supports message-wise flocking.

This module is a wrapper for said LogHandler.