We have a high-speed, high-volume application, which is using log4j. Typically we have been using the SyslogAppender, thinking that it's the lightest weight, fastest appender. But we are seeing high CPU utilization from SYSLOG under high volume (because the filter rules in the SYSLOG conf).
We probably want to switch to using a FileAppender. The question is do we want to use this in conjunction with the log4j AsyncAppender to remove any pauses due to flush (force) to disk?
(The application is very latency sensitive, so we want minimize any latency the appender might add.) Also - I'm not really sure SyslogAppender is really faster the FileAppender, anyway (but that's the way things have been since I started).
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.