[Ace-users] [ace-users] [usage question] ACE_Log_Msg / ACE_Log_Record - no allocator

Douglas C. Schmidt schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu
Sun Nov 25 12:47:50 CST 2007

Hi Bogan,

>I am new to ACE and found no way to specify the allocator for 
>ACE_Log_Record internal buffer.

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>On my understanding each time you log something using ACE_Log_Msg 
>another ACE_Log_Record is created which in turn creates its underlying 
>data (4 KB) on the heap. This can happen very often and may have a 
>negative impact on the overall performance of the application.

No, that's incorrect.  the 4 KB of data is allocated using
thread-specific storage (see the discuss in the POSA2 book at
www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/POSA/POSA2/), so the 4 KB is allocated only
once for each thread.

>Is there a way to control the allocation of ACE_Log_Record data without 
>overloading the global new operator?

No, but this shouldn't be necessary, as per the discussion above.


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