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From "Stefan Bodewig (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (LOG4NET-130) AdoNetAppender fails to insert the correct timestamp when logging from a web service.
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2011 08:24:10 GMT

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Stefan Bodewig updated LOG4NET-130:
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    Fix Version/s: 1.2 Maintenance Release

> AdoNetAppender fails to insert the correct timestamp when logging from a web service.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LOG4NET-130
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4NET-130
>             Project: Log4net
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Appenders
>         Environment: C# web service running on Windows Server 2003 using the .Net 2.0
Framework.
>            Reporter: Matthew Lee
>             Fix For: 1.2 Maintenance Release
>
>
> I have a C# console application which calls a C# web service.  Both applications are
written under the .Net 2.0 Framework.  Both applications are using a "global" xml configuration
file, which is loaded via the XmlConfigurator.  The configuration uses 2 appenders, the AdoNetAppender
and the EventLogAppender.
> The "global" configuration file that I mentioned earlier is an xml file that is hosted
by our local web server.  Each application takes the configuration file from the URL specified.
 Then each application injects its own name in the ApplicationName section of the EventLogAppender.
 This is done so that the names in the EventLog are meaningful instead of having a GUID for
the application name.
> The code looks like this:
>         private static readonly log4net.ILog oLog = log4net.LogManager.GetLogger(System.Reflection.MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod().DeclaringType);
>         static int Main(string[] args)
>         {
>             /*******************************************************************/
>             // Setup the log4net configuration.  Here we'll use a cool trick. 
>             // Log4net can be setup to load it's settings from an xml document
>             // which we'll get from a URL.  This allows us to update the config
>             // whenever we want to without redeploying individual programs.
>             /*******************************************************************/
>             XmlDocument oDoc = new XmlDocument();
>             oDoc.Load(Properties.Settings.Default.log4net_config_url);
>             foreach (XmlNode oNode in oDoc.SelectNodes("log4net/appender[@name='EventLogAppender']"))
>             {
>                 if (oNode != null)
>                 {
>                         XmlAttribute oValueAttribute = oDoc.CreateAttribute("value");
>                         oValueAttribute.Value = oLog.Logger.Name.ToString();
>                         XmlNode oNameNode = oDoc.CreateNode(XmlNodeType.Element, "applicationName",
"");
>                         oNameNode.Attributes.Append(oValueAttribute);
>                         oNode.AppendChild(oNameNode);
>                 }
>             }
>             log4net.Config.XmlConfigurator.Configure(oDoc.DocumentElement);
> The problems that I am having are that:
> 1.	If the web service is not loaded in memory, the first call to the web service does
not log anything to the database.  I do, however, get events in the Application Event Log
on the web server.
> 2.	After the first call to the web service, on subseqent web service calls the AdoNetAppender
inserts records with timestamps left over from the prvious call.  So for example, if I call
the web service for the first time at 1:22; nothing is inserted into the database from the
web service.  If my second call is at 1:26, the records that the web service inserts have
a timestamp of 1:22.  If I call the web service a 3rd time at 1:29, the records the web service
insert have a timestamp of 1:26.
> 3.	Changes to hosted XML file (which are then read by the XmlConfigurator) do not take
effect until the web service is reloaded in IIS.  I do have the [assembly: log4net.Config.XmlConfigurator(Watch
= true)] flag set.  But, I'm guessing that because the assembly stays loaded in IIS, this
doesn't really have much effect.
> I suspect that the problems in #1 and #2 are defects of the AdoNetAppender.  I suspect
that problem #3 is something that I'll have to live with.

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