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NAME ^

    Log::Log4perl::Appender::Limit - Limit message delivery via block period

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Log::Log4perl qw(:easy);

    my $conf = qq(
      log4perl.category = WARN, Limiter
    
          # Email appender
      log4perl.appender.Mailer          = Log::Dispatch::Email::MailSend
      log4perl.appender.Mailer.to       = drone\@pageme.com
      log4perl.appender.Mailer.subject  = Something's broken!
      log4perl.appender.Mailer.buffered = 0
      log4perl.appender.Mailer.layout   = PatternLayout
      log4perl.appender.Mailer.layout.ConversionPattern=%d %m %n

          # Limiting appender, using the email appender above
      log4perl.appender.Limiter              = Log::Log4perl::Appender::Limit
      log4perl.appender.Limiter.appender     = Mailer
      log4perl.appender.Limiter.block_period = 3600
    );

    Log::Log4perl->init(\$conf);
    WARN("This message will be sent immediately");
    WARN("This message will be delayed by one hour.");
    sleep(3601);
    WARN("This message plus the last one will be sent now");

DESCRIPTION ^

appender

Specifies the name of the appender used by the limiter. The appender specified must be defined somewhere in the configuration file, not necessarily before the definition of Log::Log4perl::Appender::Limit.

block_period

Period in seconds between delivery of messages. If messages arrive in between, they will be either saved (if accumulate is set to a true value) or discarded (if accumulate isn't set).

persistent

File name in which Log::Log4perl::Appender::Limit persistently stores delivery times. If omitted, the appender will have no recollection of what happened when the program restarts.

max_until_flushed

Maximum number of accumulated messages. If exceeded, the appender flushes all messages, regardless if the interval set in block_period has passed or not. Don't mix with max_until_discarded.

max_until_discarded

Maximum number of accumulated messages. If exceeded, the appender will simply discard additional messages, waiting for block_period to expire to flush all accumulated messages. Don't mix with max_until_flushed.

If the appender attached to Limit uses PatternLayout with a timestamp specifier, you will notice that the message timestamps are reflecting the original log event, not the time of the message rendering in the attached appender. Major trickery has been applied to accomplish this (Cough!).

DEVELOPMENT NOTES ^

Log::Log4perl::Appender::Limit is a composite appender. Unlike other appenders, it doesn't log any messages, it just passes them on to its attached sub-appender. For this reason, it doesn't need a layout (contrary to regular appenders). If it defines none, messages are passed on unaltered.

Custom filters are also applied to the composite appender only. They are not applied to the sub-appender. Same applies to appender thresholds. This behaviour might change in the future.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright 2002-2009 by Mike Schilli <m@perlmeister.com> and Kevin Goess <cpan@goess.org>.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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