[erlang-questions] high-volume logging via a gen_server
Tue Oct 5 11:23:41 CEST 2010
On Tue, 5 Oct 2010 06:42:17 am Mihai Balea wrote:
> On Oct 4, 2010, at 2:57 PM, Dan Kelley wrote:
> > So, what are good strategies to cope with a large incoming volume of
> > messages that all need to wind up in the same logfile? Is there a more
> > efficient way to write to disk than the simple io:format() call than I'm
> > using above? What's a good way to parallelize the logging over multiple
> > processes but keep all of the information in one file?
You can have a buffer process ahead of the logger. The buffer process just has
to accept and store log requests. A separate write process can pull them from
the buffer (using an async protocol). If the buffer gets too full then you
can have various policies such as discard oldest, youngest, low priority
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