Subject Re: [firebird-support] firebird.log in Windows directory
Author Zsazsi

2014-09-19 15:55 GMT+02:00 Mark Rotteveel mark@... [firebird-support] <>:
On Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:14:22 +0200, "Zsazsi m-zsolt@...
[firebird-support]" <> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We are using FB 2.5.2 and 2.5.3 x64 SuperClassic under Windows 2008R2
> default installation options and noticed recently that beside the
> location (%programfiles%\firebird\firebird_2_5\) a firebird.log instance
> containing fairly recent entries.
> Anyone else noticed, any way to avoid or should it be registered in the
> tracker?
> It bugs the operators as the latter is'nt checked regularly and some
> failure conditions might be missed.

That might be from client, not from the server. If fbclient.dll is loaded
from the Windows folder, then chances are the log is also written there.



Good bet Mark,

it seems that only client entries exist in Windows\firebird.log. Our application uses IBX that binds to gds32.dll (a copy of fbclient.dll), which is placed into the WINDOWS\SysWOW64 during installation with fbclient.dll, not into WINDOWS.

Also this behaviour seems to exists only in SuperClassic and perhaps Classic, SuperServer writes the client log messages correctly to the FB install base folder.