Idea for synchonous logging/review of debug + GSMTAP
laforge at gnumonks.org
Tue Jan 29 10:22:31 UTC 2013
one of the problems when debugging PCU issues is: How to take proper
logs on-site where a problem shows up and give them back to the
developer(s) for analysis. If you capture the PCU stdout or configure
file-based logging, you will have a hard time corellating that with PCAP
traces taken on the RLC/MAC side and/or on the Gb side.
Therefore I propose a new idea here and would like to get your review:
What about implementing a "GSMTAP" log target for libosmocore? This way
we could encapsulate the log messages into a special GSMTAP message,
which would be sent synchronously in the GSMTAP stream together with
RLC/MAC messages on the lower end.
The same could in fact be utilized in osmo-bts, too. This way we could
capture BTS log/debug output in-order to L1 messages that we receive and
What do you think about it? I would be willing to draft the GSMTAP
sub-header format and write + submit the wireshark dissector, if
somebody wants to write libosmocore log target.
Ideally we would log _all_ messages to that target, and include the
subsystem and log level in a header field, so the log verbosity could
still be adjusted at the point of review, instead only at the time of
- Harald Welte <laforge at gnumonks.org> http://laforge.gnumonks.org/
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