The Custom Content Filter allows you to focus trace content on a specific section of the system where you suspect a problem exists. The filter is an XML document that specifies which trace logging content to send to the trace logger.
You can limit the trace logging to one or more Java class files, or to one or more Java packages, or to one or more thread identifiers defined by Novell®. A thread identifier correlates to a group of events that logically should be logged together. In the XML, you can include and exclude content from an entity in the trace log. If trace logging content becomes too verbose, you can exclude Java classes, Java packages, or thread identifiers to reduce the irrelevant logged data.