I know we can enable logging call stacks for all the users in Varien_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Mysql class by setting _logCallStack to true (in addition to $_debug true of course).

Is there a way we can we enable call stack for only certain IP, may be in index.php file?

2 Answers 2


How to set logCallStack

If this is only for a temporary debugging, I recommend you copy lib/Varien/Db/Adapter/Pdo/MySql.php to app/code/local/Varien/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Mysql.php and adjust the settings for $_logCallStack there.

You could then add an additional check before each log-output. Something like:


if ($this->_logCallStack) {
    $code .= 'TRACE: ' . Varien_Debug::backtrace(true, false) . $nl;

adjust to:

if ($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']=="") { //your ip here
   $this->_logCallStack = true;
if ($this->_logCallStack) {
    $code .= 'TRACE: ' . Varien_Debug::backtrace(true, false) . $nl;

I would not recommend this way as a permanent way of implementing the debugging though. As it is a code pool override of the Mysql.php file you have to make sure updates from future versions or patches will be brought to this file manually.

How to output a backtrace for a specific IP

You can set the Developer IP in the Magento admin and use Magentos built in developer functions.

Set the developer IP

System > Configuration > Developer > Developer Client Restrictions

Check if the IP is allowed as developer IP

before logging debug information:

//your backtrace & log functions here
  • Thanks. I can do this by @Anshu's answer too. Actually I am already doing logging for certain IPs so that is not a problem. What I want to know is how can I enable _logCallStack for those IPs so that I get full debug backtrace of their requests?
    – Kalpesh
    Feb 23, 2016 at 0:08
  • _logCallStack is a protected variable so I cannot change it in index.php
    – Kalpesh
    Feb 23, 2016 at 0:11
  • Hi @Kalpesh, I updated my answer. Feb 23, 2016 at 15:30
  • Thanks @Anna. I will use this as a temporary solution, as you have also mentioned, until someone comes up with a solution that does not override core file.
    – Kalpesh
    Feb 25, 2016 at 18:44

I usually used the below code to enable logs for my IP only in index.php

$allowed = array('MY_IP_ADDRESS');
if (in_array($ip, $allowed)) {
    ini_set('display_errors', 1);
    // other debugging code

Try it, may it is helpful for you as well.

  • Thanks Anshu. I know this, what I want to know is how to enable _logCallStack for those IPs to backtrace their requests only.
    – Kalpesh
    Feb 23, 2016 at 0:09

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