Using logging module to log into flash drive

A. Cavallo a.cavallo at
Tue Jun 9 13:10:18 EDT 2009

the problem screams for a separate thread.

Anyway there's a TimedRotatingFileHandler handler in the logging package:
you can derive from it and change the emit/doRollover pair to hold the records 
until a device is not ready.


On Tuesday 09 June 2009 16:57:00 kretel wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am trying to implement the following functionality:
> 1. log messages to the flash drive
> 2. if the flash drive is not available, switch handler to the
> BufferringHandler and log into buffer,
> 3. once the flash drive is plugged in and available store the logs
> from BufferHandler into that flash drive and switch the handler into
> RotateFileHandler.
> Which approach would you suggest to use while implementing this
> functionality? One that come into my mind is to have one process or
> thread to check periodically if the flashdrive is available, and have
> a flag that will indicate that we can store the logs into the flash
> drive. But I don't particularly like this approach.
> Would you do it different way?
> Any suggestions are appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Krzysztof

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