Erik Sapir Erik Sapir - 1 year ago 132
Groovy Question

Grails: Printing how long each request took

I would like to print for each request in my controllers, when the request started, when it ended and how long was the process. Do i have to add this code to each request separately or is there any generic way to do that?

Answer Source

Besides the wide variety of plugins that exist (Profiler for example) a very simple solution is to use a filter. This blog post walks you through the process of setting up a filter that will log the start and end times for each controller action.

A very simple example using a Grails filter would be:

class PerfFilter {
  def filters = {
    profiler(controller: '*', action: '*') {
      before {
        request._startTime = System.currentTimeMillis()
        log.trace("Beginning ${controllerName} ${actionName}")
      after {
        log.trace("Finished ${controllerName} ${actionName}")
        log.trace("Total time to execute was: ${System.currentTimeMillis() - request._startTime}")

If you need something more robust for overall performance monitoring I highly recommend the Javamelody plugin for Grails.