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From Dariusz Łuksza <dariusz.luk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [c3 monitoring] Cache overview
Date Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:53:45 GMT
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Reinhard Pötz<reinhard@apache.org> wrote:
> Simone Gianni wrote:
>> Hi Dariusz,
>> I had a look at your patch. I see the method "listKeys", with the
>> description "Removes all cached data". I think this is an error, looking
>> at the source it lists cache key names, and does not remove them, while
>> the "clear" method does that.
>>
>> Apart from this small error, regarding your question, I'm trying to
>> figure out what a user will want to see when checking the cache.
>>
>> I'm brainstorming here, trying to paint a big picture, probably the real
>> features will be much smaller, but this could provide you ideas and at
>> the same time help identify which ones are most important.
>>
>> I can think of three possible scenarios :
>> - While developing, they see something they don't expect to see, and
>> they go check if there is some cached data in the way.
>> - While optimizing the application, they go check what happens in the
>> cache, if/how they are wasting RAM by caching too much or wasting CPU by
>> not caching enough.
>> - At runtime, they could access it to see what's going wrong, to recover
>> some ram, to clear everything if they just published something really
>> important and they want it to appear now.
>>
>> Given these three scenarios, these are things that may be useful to see
>> via JMX, but I don't know which of them are actually achievable or
>> already there, so this is an "abstract" POV :
>> - The component that stored that entry (it's part of the name already
>> for ComponentCacheKey)
>> - Which "pipeline" I'm referring to, so that if it's not working
>> properly I can check if there is cached stuff.
>
> In Cocoon 2.x, a pipeline can have and ID attribute. For the purpose of
> drilling down caching entries we could introduce it in 3.0 too. (I've
> always wondered about the use case for pipeline ids ...)
>

Thanks for that tip I'll look on this ASAP ;)

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