[logback-dev] [JIRA] Commented: (LBCORE-220) DBAppender.java performance improvement

Greg Thomas (JIRA) noreply-jira at qos.ch
Fri Oct 28 20:57:12 CEST 2011

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Greg Thomas commented on LBCORE-220:

Well, I'm most familiar with MySQL and MS SQL Server, but did check the documentation for the others. In each case, the method used to return the id of the inserted row returns the id of the row last inserted for that database connection; so a row inserted by another thread is ignored.

However, I can see the desirability of some tests.  I'll have a look to see how easy it would be to write some.

> DBAppender.java performance improvement
> ---------------------------------------
>                 Key: LBCORE-220
>                 URL: http://jira.qos.ch/browse/LBCORE-220
>             Project: logback-core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Other
>    Affects Versions: 0.9.29
>            Reporter: Greg Thomas
>            Assignee: Logback dev list
> We're seeing a distinct lack of performance with the DBAppender. 
> Although it works fine in a single threaded environment, in a multi-threaded environment it slows down considerably. We've done some investigation, and narrowed it down to the pair of synchronized calls to subAppend() and selectEventId() (lines 107->110).
> I've had a look at this, and can see no reason for these to be synchronized;
> If using the JDBC3 getGeneratedKeys() method then as this applies to the thread specific statement there is no need to be synchronized.
> All the "Dialect" based calls are also connection specific; in detail;
> H2, HSQLDB and MySQL all call a database function, which is connection specific.
> MsSQL and Sybase both select a connection specific variable.
> Oracle and PostgreSQL both select the currval from a sequence, which again is connection specific.
> Having removed the synchronisation, we're seeing vastly improved logging throughput in our application.
> So to summarise; there is unnecessary synchronisation in the DBAppender that slows down multi-threaded applications; removing that synchronisation will improve performance in multi-threaded applications with no side affects.

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