How to add Redfish EventLog using commands
thang at os.amperecomputing.com
Tue May 11 13:23:50 AEST 2021
On 05/05/2021 06:14, Bills, Jason M wrote:
> On 5/4/2021 1:01 PM, Ed Tanous wrote:
>> On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 2:54 AM Thang Nguyen
>> <thang at os.amperecomputing.com> wrote:
>>> I am looking for the mechanism to add events to Redfish EventLog. I
>>> checked on the Redfish EventService design
>>> and it seems only has C++ functional calls (sd_journal_send(),
>>> phosphor::logging::log(), ...) but not user commands that can be
>>> used in
>>> the shell script.
>> This kind of logging and handling would imply that your script has
>> outlived what should realistically be put in a bash script, and should
>> be rewritten in something compiled (probably c++). Redfish logs
>> require string and variable manipulation that is generally not well
>> defined in bash scripts.
>>> There are many use cases for adding EventLogs:
>>> 1. Use phosphor-gpio-monitor to monitor signals like power/reset,
>>> button, ... and log the event
>> Considering that Redfish event log is for high level things, I suspect
>> this isn't a great fit. power/reset would be handled within whatever
>> state system you're using (phosphor-state-manager or
>> x86-power-control), right?
>>> 2. Use phosphor-gpio-monitor to check if the Host boot fail, control
>>> mux to switch to other boot devices, along with logging events.
>> This seems like something that shouldn't be done from bash;
>>> 3. Check device presences (from /sys interfaces) and log events, ...
>> Redfish itself should have no knowledge of specific linux interfaces,
>> or linux at all. Dependent on the actual /sys device you're looking
>> for, there's probably already daemons that expose those types of
>> events. Without going into more specifics, I'm not sure this is
>>> I checked on existing repositories like phosphor-sel-logger,
>>> dbus-sensors, ... and they only support events for their features (like
>>> power dc on/off, sensor threshold, inventory data added/removed, ...)
>>> and the Redfish events added in C++.
>> Which is I think the right design choice.
>>> I can have a C++ codes to just support options to add different
>>> data with parameters. But it can't be inside meta- folder so need a
>>> repository for it.
>> For what it's worth, the bash scripts shouldn't be going in the meta
>> repo either.
>>> I think it's not worth for creating a new repo just
>>> to support an application with dozen like of codes to just add
>> Disagree about whether it's worth it. WIth that said, depending on
>> what you're trying to do, there's likely already a repo for the
>> feature you're trying to implement.
>>> Do you have any idea of any existing repo support adding Redfish
>>> EventLog from script/command line or any repo that we can extend to
>>> support such command?
> I completely agree with Ed on making sure it's the right thing to do
> before doing it, but I wanted to share the tool we use in case it's
> For journal-based logging we use 'logger-systemd --journald' in some
> of our scripts to add Redfish event messages to the journal:
Thanks Bills for your information. This approach works for me. However,
need to rebuild logger-systemd as it is not ready in OpenBMC. Any chance
for OpenBMC support logger-systemd by default?
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Thang Q. Nguyen -
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