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From "Remko Popma (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (LOG4J2-163) Create asynchronous Logger for low-latency logging
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:24:12 GMT
Remko Popma created LOG4J2-163:
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             Summary: Create asynchronous Logger for low-latency logging
                 Key: LOG4J2-163
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-163
             Project: Log4j 2
          Issue Type: Improvement
    Affects Versions: 2.0-beta4
            Reporter: Remko Popma


One of the main considerations for selecting a logging library is performance, specifically,
how long it takes for a call to Logger.log to return. (See the comments of LOG4J-151 for a
discussion of latency versus application throughput and logging throughput.)

I believe it is possible to improve this performance by an order of magnitude by having an
asynchronous Logger implementation that hands off the work to a separate thread as early as
possible. The disk I/O would be done in this separate thread. 

AsynchAppender is not a good match for these requirements, as with that approach (a) the logging
call still needs to flow down the hierarchy to the appender, doing synchronization and creating
objects at various points on the way, and (b) when serializing the LogEvent, the getSource()
method is always called, which is expensive.

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