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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] JNDI provider's dependency on logging
Date Tue, 30 May 2006 14:01:17 GMT

Tim Ellison wrote:
> Alexei Zakharov wrote:
>> This provider includes full-featured DNS client as part of its
>> functionality and has rather complex logic. It tries to establish big
>> number of networks connections and highly depends on network
>> conditions.  In the case of perfomance degradation it is very usefull
>> for system admins to understand the provider's activity. If the
>> provider hangs while connecting to some unreachable server it is
>> important that the name of such server can be extracted from the log
>> and added to the server's black list. And so on.
>> In other words, DNS provider needs to log no less than any other
>> complex network application.
> I agree with your last sentence.  There are lots of modules in Harmony
> now that contain non-trivial logic, and we can debug, trace, and
> understand that code using existing tools.
> For this provider I don't think it is useful to have calls out to
> java.util.logging.  We have much more flexibility if we are conservative
> about the modules we use to implement a given area of functionality.
> e.g. from DNSName.java:
>   ...
>   try {
>     k = this.compareTo(name);
>   } catch (ClassCastException e) {
>     // impossible case
>     ProviderMgr.logger.log(Level.SEVERE, "impossible case", e);
>   }
>   ...

Is this your suggestion, or the way it is now?

geir "too lazy to look"

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