Eric Eric - 1 year ago 222
C# Question

NLog performance

What should the expected overhead be for logging?
I have tried this example

private class Person
private static Logger logger = LogManager.GetCurrentClassLogger();
public string Name { get; private set; }
public Person(string name)
Name = name;
logger.Info("New person created with name {0}", name);

List<Person> people = new List<Person>();
for (int i = 0; i < MAXTEST; i++)
people.Add(new Person(i.ToString()));

With MAXTEST values of 100,500,1000, 5000

Results in MAXTEST,noLogging, Logging

100, 25ms, 186ms

500, 33ms, 812ms

1000, 33ms, 1554ms

5000, 33ms, 7654ms

Granted one would probably never log this excessive amount, but it this the performance hit one would expect?

I have also tried using the asyncwrapper in the config

<target name="asyncFile" xsi:type="AsyncWrapper">
<target name="file" xsi:type="File" fileName="${basedir}/log.txt" />



Answer Source

You only need to add:

<targets async="true">

instead of

<target name="asyncFile" xsi:type="AsyncWrapper">
    <target name="file" xsi:type="File" fileName="${basedir}/log.txt" />

I guess I didn't get that far into the documentation ;-)

Asynchronous target wrapper allows the logger code to execute more quickly, by queueing messages and processing them in a separate thread. You should wrap targets that spend a non-trivial amount of time in their Write() method with asynchronous target to speed up logging. Because asynchronous logging is quite a common scenario, NLog supports a shorthand notation for wrapping all targets with AsyncWrapper. Just add async="true" to the element in the configuration file. ... your targets go here ...

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