Thank you so much for looking into this for us Tim. I really appreciate getting clarity around this as it's sometimes difficult to know what's really going on in the bowels of the system and how to respond to Teachers when this happens.
One last question (hopefully )
I'm pretty proficient with Moodle and somewhat proficient with the "bowels" of Moodle. If I wanted to help myself to better understand the mechanics around how the logs are generated, and corresponding functions, are there specific php files that I would look for? Would there be a file for each individual component?
This might be a good idea for the next Moodle certification course:
"Advanced Moodle Admin. Troubleshooting 101: Learn all about the mechanics of what makes Moodle tick. Get inside Moodle's bowels and learn how to perform a simple colonoscopy."