The RHSM product-id (YUM) plugin completely re-configures classes provided by the root logger. yum (python) package have issues with: * significant memory leakage * both YUM and loaded plugins reconfigure logging. Both of these issues have negative impact on _goferd_. As Using YUM in a result, goferd stops logging child process for each operation resolves both issues easily. Note: The multiprocessing lib cannot be used for this because it forks but does not exec(). This is unsuitable for use with multi-threaded processes and/or doing network I/O. A major goal for this effort is to syslog after minimize risk and changes to either the pulp (gofer) plugin performs handler or rpmtools. This can be accomplished by creating a yum operation. lightweight facade for the classes in rpmtools that uses the actual classes in a child process. A bug has been filed against RHSM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1334916. The facade communicates to/from the child process using a simple JSON protocol over pipes associated to _stdin_ and _stdout_.