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From Robert McIntosh <>
Subject Re: Component Tracing Service
Date Tue, 12 Aug 2003 04:34:52 GMT
Now we are talking! I've been wanting to use the instrumentation stuff 
in our Avalon-based product for a while but just haven't gotten around 
to it and didn't want to tie into it too directly. I'll catch up with on 
the Avalon lists... however it would still be cool for a J2EE server as 
well :-)


Berin Loritsch wrote:

> Robert McIntosh wrote:
>> Now, if the J2EE container used this (or a similiar) system in a 
>> non-intrusive way, say via interceptors ala JBoss, that would be 
>> really nice. You could have the turn on/off feature and not have to 
>> implement or extend any classes/interfaces. Would make a nice 
>> addition to an admin console as well.
> Completely doable!
> The whole API was designed to have little or no impact if there is no
> Instrumentation Manager available, or no client connected.  It uses the
> same principles as the Logger interfaces in JDK 1.4/Log4J/LogKit tools
> to skip the overhead as early as possible.
> If you're interested, I can help you with the integration.  The
> InstrumentationManager supports pluggable "transports" to connect to
> clients, so if you want to make the manager connect with something other
> than AltRMI, I can do my best to help.

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