Query Log All Filter
The Query Log All (QLA) filter is a filter module for MariaDB MaxScale that is able to log all query content on a per client session basis. Logs are written in a csv format file that lists the time submitted and the SQL statement text.
The configuration block for the QLA filter requires the minimal filter options in its section within the maxscale.cnf file, stored in /etc/maxscale.cnf.
[MyLogFilter] type=filter module=qlafilter [MyService] type=service router=readconnrouter servers=server1 user=myuser passwd=mypasswd filters=MyLogFilter
The QLA filter accepts the following options.
|ignorecase||Use case-insensitive matching|
|case||Use case-sensitive matching|
|extended||Use extended regular expression syntax (ERE)|
To use multiple filter options, list them in a comma-separated list. If no options are given, default will be used. Multiple options can be enabled simultaneously.
Note: older the version of the QLA filter in 0.7 of MariaDB MaxScale used the
to define the location of the log files. This functionality is not supported
anymore and the
filebase parameter should be used instead.
The QLA filter has one mandatory parameter,
filebase, and a number of optional parameters. These were introduced in the 1.0 release of MariaDB MaxScale.
The basename of the output file created for each session. A session index is added to the filename for each file written. This is a mandatory parameter.
The filebase may also be set as the filter option, the mechanism to set the filebase via the filter option is superseded by the parameter. If both are set the parameter setting will be used and the filter option ignored.
An optional parameter that can be used to limit the queries that will be logged by the QLA filter. The parameter value is a regular expression that is used to match against the SQL text. Only SQL statements that matches the text passed as the value of this parameter will be logged.
All regular expressions are evaluated with the option to ignore the case of the text, therefore a match option of select will match both select, SELECT and any form of the word with upper or lowercase characters.
An optional parameter that can be used to limit the queries that will be logged by the QLA filter. The parameter value is a regular expression that is used to match against the SQL text. SQL statements that match the text passed as the value of this parameter will be excluded from the log output.
All regular expressions are evaluated with the option to ignore the case of the text, therefore an exclude option of select will exclude statements that contain both select, SELECT or any form of the word with upper or lowercase characters.
The optional source parameter defines an address that is used to match against the address from which the client connection to MariaDB MaxScale originates. Only sessions that originate from this address will be logged.
The optional user parameter defines a user name that is used to match against the user from which the client connection to MariaDB MaxScale originates. Only sessions that are connected using this username are logged.
The following parameters were added in MaxScale 2.1.0
The type of log file to use. The default value is session.
|session||Write to session-specific files|
|unified||Use one file for all sessions|
Type of data to log in the log files. Parameter value is a comma separated list of the following values. By default the date, user and query options are enabled.
|service||Log service name|
|session||Log unique session id (ignored for session-files)|
|user||Log user and hostname of client|
|query||Log the actual query|
log_data=date, user, query
Flush log files after every write. The default is false.
Append new entries to log files instead of overwriting them. The default is false.
Example 1 - Query without primary key
Imagine you have observed an issue with a particular table and you want to determine if there are queries that are accessing that table but not using the primary key of the table. Let's assume the table name is PRODUCTS and the primary key is called PRODUCT_ID. Add a filter with the following definition:
[ProductsSelectLogger] type=filter module=qlafilter match=SELECT.*from.*PRODUCTS .* exclude=WHERE.*PRODUCT_ID.* filebase=/var/logs/qla/SelectProducts [Product Service] type=service router=readconnrouter servers=server1 user=myuser passwd=mypasswd filters=ProductsSelectLogger
The result of then putting this filter into the service used by the application would be a log file of all select queries that mentioned the table but did not mention the PRODUCT_ID primary key in the predicates for the query.
SELECT * FROM PRODUCTS would log the following into
07:12:56.324 7/01/2016, SELECT * FROM PRODUCTS