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mwl authored and krestenkrab committed Jan 17, 2019
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## Notes on blocking behaviour

By default Docker logging drivers are blocking, meaning that it will prevent the process from printing to `stdout` and `stderr` while logs are being handled. This can, and should be, controlled by the [`mode` log-opt](

In addition to the mode, the Splunk logging driver has it's own [buffer](, which will postpone the process pausing somewhat.

Finally it should be noted that Docker will throw away the oldest logs in `non-blocking` mode when the buffer runs full.

## Docker daemon Metrics

To get standard host level metrics for your docker containers, use [Metricbeat](

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