Creating opentelemetry tracing data from an haproxy access log
Unfortunately, otelcol currently has no receiver for logfiles that produces tracing data.
There is log tailing functionality, and e.g. a fluent
forward protocol receiver, but they all create "log" data, not tracing.
I've seen this proof of concept
to implement a
forward receiver that creates tracing data, but that seems to have no traction and no relation to the upstream project at all (not even git history.
Thus, we've settled on this approach: