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single-threaded or syncrhonous logging

kamesh aru
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what is single-threaded or syncrhonous logging ?
thanks is advance
Nicholas Jordan
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Originally posted by kamesh aru:
what is single-threaded or syncrhonous logging ?
thanks is advance
Synchronous means that the logging would occur as a single sequence of events, described by the program code written in Java.


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So it means you have to wait for logging to complete before going on to the next line of your code. If you find that logging is slow - perhaps it sends emails or writes to databases - you might think that's a problem.

Then you'd be interested in asynchronous logging that moves the slow parts to another thread so you can return something to the user sooner. Message queuing is a common solution here.


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