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    • Type: Wish
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.2.15
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.6
    • Component/s: Appenders, Core
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    • Environment:
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      Description

      I would like to see an API that flushes any appenders that have buffered data. E.g. a method LogManager.Flush(). An application might call such a method at regular intervals, e.g. on a Timer.

      A naive implementation with the current log4net would iterate through appenders, looking for those that support flushing, and call the appender's flush method, e.g.:

      foreach (IAppender appender in
      LogManager.GetRepository().GetAppenders())

      { BufferingAppenderSkeleton bas = appender as BufferingAppenderSkeleton; if (bas != null) bas.Flush(); }

      But (a) I'm not sure this is thread-safe and (b) there are potentially other appenders that may want to be able to flush data (e.g. a TextWriterAppender with ImmediateFlush = false).

      The request consists of:

      • Add an interface, IFlushableAppender or equivalent, with a single method Flush().
      • Implement this interface in all relevant appenders (BufferingAppenderSkeleton, TextWriterAppender, ...)
      • Add a thread-safe static Flush() method to LogManager.

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              Reporter:
              JoeJoe Joe
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