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3.5.16. Logs

class buildbot.process.log.Log

This class handles write-only access to log files from running build steps. It does not provide an interface for reading logs - such access should occur directly through the Data API.

Instances of this class can only be created by the addLog method of a build step.

name

The name of the log.

Note that if you have a build step which outputs multiple logs, naming one of the logs Summary will cause the Web UI to sort the summary log first in the list, and expand it so that the contents are immediately visible.

type

The type of the log, represented as a single character. See logchunk for details.

logid

The ID of the logfile.

decoder

A callable used to decode bytestrings. See logEncoding.

subscribe(receiver)
Parameters

receiver (callable) – the function to call

Register receiver to be called with line-delimited chunks of log data. The callable is invoked as receiver(stream, chunk), where the stream is indicated by a single character, or None for logs without streams. The chunk is a single string containing an arbitrary number of log lines, and terminated with a newline. When the logfile is finished, receiver will be invoked with None for both arguments.

The callable cannot return a Deferred. If it must perform some asynchronous operation, it will need to handle its own Deferreds, and be aware that multiple overlapping calls may occur.

Note that no “rewinding” takes place: only log content added after the call to subscribe will be supplied to receiver.

finish()
Returns

Deferred

This method indicates that the logfile is finished. No further additions will be permitted.

In use, callers will receive a subclass with methods appropriate for the log type:

class buildbot.process.log.TextLog
addContent(text):
Parameters

text – log content

Returns

Deferred

Add the given data to the log. The data need not end on a newline boundary.

class buildbot.process.log.HTMLLog
addContent(text):
Parameters

text – log content

Returns

Deferred

Same as TextLog.addContent.

class buildbot.process.log.StreamLog

This class handles logs containing three interleaved streams: stdout, stderr, and header. The resulting log maintains data distinguishing these streams, so they can be filtered or displayed in different colors. This class is used to represent the stdio log in most steps.

addStdout(text)
Parameters

text – log content

Returns

Deferred

Add content to the stdout stream. The data need not end on a newline boundary.

addStderr(text)
Parameters

text – log content

Returns

Deferred

Add content to the stderr stream. The data need not end on a newline boundary.

addHeader(text)
Parameters

text – log content

Returns

Deferred

Add content to the header stream. The data need not end on a newline boundary.