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Dictionary-based Logging Sample

This is a sample app which utilizes dictionary based logging and the UART backend. This is configured to output binary log data in hexadecimal so it could be run in terminal.

Building and Running

This application can be built and executed on QEMU as follows:

west build -b qemu_x86 samples/subsys/logging/dictionary
west build -t run

To build for another board, change “qemu_x86” above to that board’s name.

Sample Output

SeaBIOS (version zephyr-v1.0.0-0-g31d4e0e-dirty-20200714_234759-fv-az50-zephyr)
Booting from ROM..##ZLOGV1##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

Running the Log Parser

  1. Pipe the run output or copy the hexadecimal string into a temporary file /tmp/serial.log:

    ##ZLOGV1##000004000000000000ecd7000004000000f76a10001e6b10001d6b1000000003000000000000b3e30000030000004d6410004464100000080200000000000093e70000020000005e64100000200300000000000076eb0000030000006b641000dc60100000180200000000000043ef0000020000007c64100000200500000000000066f300000500000088641000dc60100001000000020000000020050000000000008cf7000005000000a2641000dc6010001000000011000000002005000000000000b3fb000005000000be641000dc60100020000000210000000020070000000000000600010007000000da641000dc60100040000000000000004100000000000000002004000000000000491f0100040000000e651000dc60100021000000002004000000000000e02801000400000025651000dc6010001a651000006007000000000000993501000401000032651000dc601000000000000364796e616d6963207374720000201b0000000000000c5701000a04000043651000dc601000000000003f651000000000003f651000000000003f651000000000000364796e616d696320737472000564796e616d6963207374720007616e6f746865722064796e616d6963207374720009616e6f746865722064796e616d6963207374720000600b000000000000736a01000801000066651000dc601000210000001a651000000000001a651000210000000564796e616d696320737472000020040000000000008c6e01000400000083651000dc601000da0310000020041a0000000000967a010004000000ba651000dc601000ad65100048455844554d50212048455844554d50402048455844554d5023
    
  2. Run the log parser to get the text output:

    ./scripts/logging/dictionary/log_parser.py build/zephyr/log_dictionary.json /tmp/serial.log --hex
    

    And here is the output:

    *** Booting Zephyr OS build zephyr-v2.5.0-2471-g09b9eaf333e6  ***
    Hello World! qemu_x86
    [     77820] <err> hello_world: error string
    [     86332] <dbg> hello_world: main: debug string
    [     96275] <inf> hello_world: info string
    [    104784] <dbg> hello_world: main: int8_t 1, uint8_t 2
    [    117609] <dbg> hello_world: main: int16_t 16, uint16_t 17
    [    130454] <dbg> hello_world: main: int32_t 32, uint32_t 33
    [    143299] <dbg> hello_world: main: int64_t 64, uint64_t 65
    [    166374] <dbg> hello_world: main: char !
    [    179452] <dbg> hello_world: main: s str static str
    [    193395] <dbg> hello_world: main: d str dynamic str
    [    217283] <dbg> hello_world: main: mixed str dynamic str --- dynamic str --- another dynamic str --- another dynamic str
    [    266022] <dbg> hello_world: main: mixed c/s ! static str dynamic str static str !
    [    287888] <dbg> hello_world: main: pointer 0x10651a
    [    301600] <dbg> hello_world: main: For HeXdUmP!
                                  48 45 58 44 55 4d 50 21  20 48 45 58 44 55 4d 50 |HEXDUMP!  HEXDUMP
                                  40 20 48 45 58 44 55 4d  50 23                   |@ HEXDUM P#