The managed JBoss AS 6 adapter does not explicitly set the log threshold on the server controller. As a result, the server controller defaults the log threshold to DEBUG. You can see this setting reflected in the start command:
This threshold produces an enormous amount of log statements, which get redirected to the server/default/log/output.log file.
Here's a comparison of the log file size between various threshold levels:
DEBUG: 2.2 MB
INFO: 80 KB
ERROR: 76 KB
The server starts much faster when the threshold is higher, so we should allow this setting to be configured. If a configuration value is not set, the level should default to INFO (rather than the fallback of DEBUG).