Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.util.logging
Class MemoryHandler

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.util.logging.Handler
      extended by java.util.logging.MemoryHandler

public class MemoryHandler
extends Handler

Handler that buffers requests in a circular buffer in memory.

Normally this Handler simply stores incoming LogRecords into its memory buffer and discards earlier records. This buffering is very cheap and avoids formatting costs. On certain trigger conditions, the MemoryHandler will push out its current buffer contents to a target Handler, which will typically publish them to the outside world.

There are three main models for triggering a push of the buffer:

Configuration: By default each MemoryHandler is initialized using the following LogManager configuration properties. If properties are not defined (or have invalid values) then the specified default values are used. If no default value is defined then a RuntimeException is thrown.

Since:
1.4

Constructor Summary
MemoryHandler()
          Create a MemoryHandler and configure it based on LogManager configuration properties.
MemoryHandler(Handler target, int size, Level pushLevel)
          Create a MemoryHandler.
 
Method Summary
 void close()
          Close the Handler and free all associated resources.
 void flush()
          Causes a flush on the target Handler.
 Level getPushLevel()
          Get the pushLevel.
 boolean isLoggable(LogRecord record)
          Check if this Handler would actually log a given LogRecord into its internal buffer.
 void publish(LogRecord record)
          Store a LogRecord in an internal buffer.
 void push()
          Push any buffered output to the target Handler.
 void setPushLevel(Level newLevel)
          Set the pushLevel.
 
Methods inherited from class java.util.logging.Handler
getEncoding, getErrorManager, getFilter, getFormatter, getLevel, reportError, setEncoding, setErrorManager, setFilter, setFormatter, setLevel
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

MemoryHandler

public MemoryHandler()
Create a MemoryHandler and configure it based on LogManager configuration properties.


MemoryHandler

public MemoryHandler(Handler target,
                     int size,
                     Level pushLevel)
Create a MemoryHandler.

The MemoryHandler is configured based on LogManager properties (or their default values) except that the given pushLevel argument and buffer size argument are used.

Parameters:
target - the Handler to which to publish output.
size - the number of log records to buffer (must be greater than zero)
pushLevel - message level to push on
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - is size is <= 0
Method Detail

publish

public void publish(LogRecord record)
Store a LogRecord in an internal buffer.

If there is a Filter, its isLoggable method is called to check if the given log record is loggable. If not we return. Otherwise the given record is copied into an internal circular buffer. Then the record's level property is compared with the pushLevel. If the given level is greater than or equal to the pushLevel then push is called to write all buffered records to the target output Handler.

Specified by:
publish in class Handler
Parameters:
record - description of the log event. A null record is silently ignored and is not published

push

public void push()
Push any buffered output to the target Handler.

The buffer is then cleared.


flush

public void flush()
Causes a flush on the target Handler.

Note that the current contents of the MemoryHandler buffer are not written out. That requires a "push".

Specified by:
flush in class Handler

close

public void close()
           throws SecurityException
Close the Handler and free all associated resources. This will also close the target Handler.

Specified by:
close in class Handler
Throws:
SecurityException - if a security manager exists and if the caller does not have LoggingPermission("control").

setPushLevel

public void setPushLevel(Level newLevel)
                  throws SecurityException
Set the pushLevel. After a LogRecord is copied into our internal buffer, if its level is greater than or equal to the pushLevel, then push will be called.

Parameters:
newLevel - the new value of the pushLevel
Throws:
SecurityException - if a security manager exists and if the caller does not have LoggingPermission("control").

getPushLevel

public Level getPushLevel()
Get the pushLevel.

Returns:
the value of the pushLevel

isLoggable

public boolean isLoggable(LogRecord record)
Check if this Handler would actually log a given LogRecord into its internal buffer.

This method checks if the LogRecord has an appropriate level and whether it satisfies any Filter. However it does not check whether the LogRecord would result in a "push" of the buffer contents. It will return false if the LogRecord is Null.

Overrides:
isLoggable in class Handler
Parameters:
record - a LogRecord
Returns:
true if the LogRecord would be logged.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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