CMS MessageLogger Service: File Destinations

import FWCore.ParameterSet.Config as cms
process.load("FWCore.MessageLogger.MessageLogger_cfi")

process.MessageLogger = cms.Service("MessageLogger",
    destinations = cms.untracked.vstring (
                                      'detailedInfo'                                      
                                     ,'critical'                            
                                     ,'cout'
                                     ,'cerr'
                                     )

      critical       = cms.untracked.PSet(
                        threshold = cms.untracked.string('ERROR') 
        ),
       detailedInfo   = cms.untracked.PSet(
                      threshold  = cms.untracked.string('INFO') 
       ),
       cerr           = cms.untracked.PSet(
                       threshold  = cms.untracked.string('WARNING') 
        )
) 


 # set the number of events
process.maxEvents = cms.untracked.PSet(
    input = cms.untracked.int32(5)
)
 
process.myAnalysisModule = cms.EDAnalyzer('ModuleThatIssuesMessages')
process.p = cms.Path(process.myAnalysisModule)

The strings listed in the vstring files list each represent the name of a file destination (a default extnsion .log is appended). Later, optional further configuration can be supplied for each listed destination. This further configuration typically establishes a threshold and/or limits of how often messages are reacted to, and is written as a PSet with name matching the file name.

There need not be a further configuration PSet for every listed destination. (In this example file, there is no further configuration for the cout destination.) Absent further configuration, the destination will react all messages issued.

Also, observe that the orders in which file names are listed and PSet's are provided are arbitrary and need not match.

Specifying an Explicit Extension

Since the use of the dot character in a PSet name is discouraged, the MessageLogger assigns a default extension .log. The extension used can, however, be specified to be something else, as in:

import FWCore.ParameterSet.Config as cms
process.load("FWCore.MessageLogger.MessageLogger_cfi")
process.MessageLogger = cms.Service("MessageLogger",
    destinations = cms.untracked.vstring (
                                      'detailedInfo'     

),
detailedInfo   = cms.untracked.PSet(
                      extension  = cms.untracked.string('.txt')    

       )
)


Here, the file produced will be detailedInfo.txt.

---++Specifying an Explicit File Name

Instead of specifying just the extension, one can specify explicitly the filename to be used (either including the extension or with a default extension of .log), as in:

import FWCore.ParameterSet.Config as cms
process.load("FWCore.MessageLogger.MessageLogger_cfi")
process.MessageLogger = cms.Service("MessageLogger",
    destinations = cms.untracked.vstring (
                                      'detailedInfo'     

),
    detailedInfo   = cms.untracked.PSet(
                      filename  = cms.untracked.string('minutia')    

       )
)

This is also a technique you could use to specify that a destination write to a file in a directory other than the working directory, as in:

import FWCore.ParameterSet.Config as cms
process.load("FWCore.MessageLogger.MessageLogger_cfi")
process.MessageLogger = cms.Service("MessageLogger",
    destinations = cms.untracked.vstring (
                                      'info'     

),
    info   = cms.untracked.PSet(
                      filename  = cms.untracked.string('logfiles/minutia.out')    

       )
)
(When doing this, you should, of course, make certain that the specified path will exist. In the example above, if the directory logfile did not exist, the logger would not create one automatically, so the attempt to settup this destination would fail.) -- Main.SudhirMalik - 30-Aug-2011
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Topic revision: r5 - 2012-05-13 - NitishDhingra
 
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