Shopsys Framework is a Symfony based application that uses Monolog with symfony/monolog-bundle as a logging tool. Currently, this tool is used to manage the log of cron processes, slow responses, unexpected exceptions and application errors.
Logging Using Streams¶
Based on The Twelve-Factor App principle we decided to use output streams for logging rather than files so debugging and monitoring can be done better and faster.
By default, there are 2 output streams for logging:
STDERRshould be used only for error logs
STDOUTshould be used any other info and debug data
In the php-fpm container we used a named pipe as a gateway between the application and stdout. This approach prevents logs from being output to console during console commands.
How to check the logs¶
To see the logs from all containers including the Postgres database, web server etc. simply run:
The output will consist of log messages on separate lines, starting with the container name:
shopsys-framework-redis | 1:M 23 Jul 11:32:57.000 * Ready to accept connections shopsys-framework-php-fpm | [2018-07-23 11:39:12] security.INFO: Populated the TokenStorage with an anonymous Token.   shopsys-framework-php-fpm | [2018-07-23 11:42:41] slow.NOTICE: 3.14159265359 Shopsys\ShopBundle\Controller\Front\ProductController::listByCategoryAction /test-category/  
If you're only interested in some specific messages you can use
docker-compose logs | grep slow.NOTICE for slow responses.
Logging into streams is one of the prerequisites for scalable application. With implementation of orchestration tool like Kubernetes we will be able to store logs in a centralized way. This will help us find problems faster and also monitor the production environment. At the moment, we are using a simple workaround for persisting logs to local storage on our CI server that uses Kubernetes.