Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#15630 closed Bug (fixed)

Add to docs information about the fact that unhandled exceptions are not logged if DEBUG=True

Reported by: Goldan Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Goldan Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description

I failed to find the following valuable information in the documentation.

If DEBUG=True, logger.error() function is never called for unhandled exceptions (that cause the 500 error). See django/core/handlers/base.py, function handle_uncaught_exception(). So the information about the exception is not logged anywhere.

It took me some time to figure it out, so I think it should be mentioned in the docs.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Julien Phalip

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Luke Plant

Type: Bug

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Luke Plant

Severity: Normal

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

UI/UX: unset

Change UI/UX from NULL to False.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

Easy pickings: unset

Change Easy pickings from NULL to False.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by Tim Graham

This report is either incorrect or I'm not understanding it as there's a logger.error statement in handle_uncaught_exception which logs exception regardless of settings.DEBUG.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by Preston Holmes

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

fixed with #16288

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