[logback-dev] [JIRA] Created: (LBCLASSIC-300) Add ability to manually specify configuration BEFORE autoconfiguration
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Wed Oct 19 20:26:12 CEST 2011
Add ability to manually specify configuration BEFORE autoconfiguration
Issue Type: Improvement
Affects Versions: 0.9.29
Assignee: Logback dev list
In order to make logback initialization faster, I would like the ability to programmatically configure logback and avoid the logic that happens in ContextInitializer.autoConfig().
Specifically, refer to this stack that occurs when getILoggerFactory() is initially called...
ch.qos.logback.classic.util.ContextInitializer.autoConfig() line: 147
org.slf4j.impl.StaticLoggerBinder.init() line: 85
org.slf4j.impl.StaticLoggerBinder.<clinit>() line: 55
org.slf4j.LoggerFactory.bind() line: 121
org.slf4j.LoggerFactory.performInitialization() line: 111
org.slf4j.LoggerFactory.getILoggerFactory() line: 268
Now, for some background...
I am using logback for a fast executing CLI program. Right now, initializing logback dominates the execution time of my CLIs. For example...
When I started with logback, I was using logback.xml. If one of my CLIs took 1.5 seconds to run, I would see that initializing logback was taking 1 of those seconds (I used the yourkit profiler to identify this). 66% of the execution time is unacceptable.
So, I switched from using logback.xml to programatically configuring logback in Java with the following code..
LoggerContext loggingContext = (LoggerContext) LoggerFactory.getILoggerFactory();
FileAppender<ILoggingEvent> fileAppender = new FileAppender<ILoggingEvent>();
Logger rootLogger = loggingContext.getLogger(Logger.ROOT_LOGGER_NAME);
This reduced the initialization time quite a bit. Now logback initialization is taking about .3 seconds. This is much better.
However, I still think this can be improved by completely skipping the auto config logic.
The initial call to LoggerFactory.getILoggerFactory() will attempt to auto configure logback.... which searches for groovy files, xml files, and falls back to BasicConfigurator. I don't need this auto configuration logic, since I am just going reset it and configure it myself anyway.
I would like the ability to programmatically configure logback and totally avoid this auto configuration.
Ideally I would be able to construct a LoggerContext instance, or the root Logger, or something. Then allow slf4j to bind to it without going through the auto config steps.
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