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From "Anthony Maire (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LOG4J2-1397) Support ByteBufferLayout
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19:22:21 GMT

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Anthony Maire commented on LOG4J2-1397:
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Basically, a layout that have a dependency on a mutable object will not be compatible with
asynchronous logger/appender. A copy of the content has to be made. And to avoid excessive
allocation, the copy should be reusable.

If we want to safely use the buffer content without excessive allocation, we already have
some solutions that use String (such as wrapping it in a StringBuilderFormattable that decode
the buffer content into a StringBuilder). But this is slow (it takes a few extra microseconds
for a message of a few hundreds bytes compared to bulk byte copy)

If we want to use a ByteBufferLayout, that means that these few microseconds matters, so it's
nearly 100% sure that asynchronous logging will be used. Without some byte copy support provided
by the async logger, I'm afraid that this layout can't be really useful.

> Support ByteBufferLayout
> ------------------------
>
>                 Key: LOG4J2-1397
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1397
>             Project: Log4j 2
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Layouts
>    Affects Versions: 2.6
>            Reporter: Remko Popma
>
> As requested by Kirk Pepperdine on the Mechanical Sympathy [mailing list|https://groups.google.com/d/msg/mechanical-sympathy/klefjRqlpQE/-1WF59IGAwAJ]:
> Support a new Layout that takes ObjectMessages containing a ByteBuffer payload and write
them to the appender without modification.



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