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DBI::ProfileDumper::ApUser(Contributed Perl DocumDBI::ProfileDumper::Apache(3)

       DBI::ProfileDumper::Apache - capture DBI profiling data from

       Add this line to your httpd.conf:

	 PerlSetEnv DBI_PROFILE 2/DBI::ProfileDumper::Apache

       (If you're using mod_perl2, see "When using mod_perl2" for some addi‐
       tional notes.)

       Then restart your server.  Access the code you wish to test using a web
       browser, then shutdown your server.  This will create a set of
       dbi.prof.* files in your Apache log directory.

       Get a profiling report with dbiprof:

	 dbiprof /path/to/your/apache/logs/dbi.prof.*

       When you're ready to perform another profiling run, delete the old
       files and start again.

       This module interfaces DBI::ProfileDumper to Apache/mod_perl.  Using
       this module you can collect profiling data from mod_perl applications.
       It works by creating a DBI::ProfileDumper data file for each Apache
       process.	 These files are created in your Apache log directory.	You
       can then use the dbiprof utility to analyze the profile files.


       The easiest way to use this module is just to set the DBI_PROFILE envi‐
       ronment variable in your httpd.conf:

	 PerlSetEnv DBI_PROFILE 2/DBI::ProfileDumper::Apache

       The DBI will look after loading and using the module when the first DBI
       handle is created.

       It's also possible to use this module by setting the Profile attribute
       of any DBI handle:

	 $dbh->{Profile} = "2/DBI::ProfileDumper::Apache";

       See DBI::ProfileDumper for more possibilities, and DBI::Profile for
       full details of the DBI's profiling mechanism.


       The profile data files will be written to your Apache log directory by

       The user that the httpd processes run as will need write access to the
       directory.  So, for example, if you're running the child httpds as user
       'nobody' and using chronolog to write to the logs directory, then
       you'll need to change the default.

       You can change the destination directory either by secifying a "Dir"
       value when creating the profile (like "File" in the DBI::ProfileDumper
       docs), or you can use the "DBI_PROFILE_APACHE_LOG_DIR" env var to
       change that. For example:

	 PerlSetEnv DBI_PROFILE_APACHE_LOG_DIR /server_root/logs

       When using mod_perl2

       Under mod_perl2 you'll need to either set the "DBI_PRO‐
       FILE_APACHE_LOG_DIR" env var, or enable the mod_perl2 "GlobalRequest"
       option, like this:

	 PerlOptions +GlobalRequest

       to the global config section you're about test with DBI::Profile‐
       Dumper::Apache.	If you don't do one of those then you'll see messages
       in your error_log similar to:

	 DBI::ProfileDumper::Apache on_destroy failed: Global $r object is not available. Set:
	   PerlOptions +GlobalRequest in httpd.conf at ..../DBI/ProfileDumper/Apache.pm line 144

       Naming the files

       The default file name is inherited from DBI::ProfileDumper via the
       filename() method, but DBI::ProfileDumper::Apache appends the parent
       pid and the current pid, separated by dots, to that name.

       Silencing the log

       By default a message is written to STDERR (i.e., the apache error_log
       file) when flush_to_disk() is called (either explicitly, or implicitly
       via DESTROY).

       That's usually very useful. If you don't want the log message you can
       silence it by setting the "Quiet" attribute true.

	 PerlSetEnv DBI_PROFILE 2/DBI::ProfileDumper::Apache/Quiet:1

	 $dbh->{Profile} = "!Statement/DBI::ProfileDumper/Quiet:1";

	 $dbh->{Profile} = DBI::ProfileDumper->new(
	     Path => [ '!Statement' ]
	     Quiet => 1


       Once you have the module loaded, use your application as you normally
       would.  Stop the webserver when your tests are complete.	 Profile data
       files will be produced when Apache exits and you'll see something like
       this in your error_log:

	 DBI::ProfileDumper::Apache writing to /usr/local/apache/logs/dbi.prof.2604.2619

       Now you can use dbiprof to examine the data:

	 dbiprof /usr/local/apache/logs/dbi.prof.2604.*

       By passing dbiprof a list of all generated files, dbiprof will automat‐
       ically merge them into one result set.  You can also pass dbiprof sort‐
       ing and querying options, see dbiprof for details.


       Once you've made some code changes, you're ready to start again.
       First, delete the old profile data files:

	 rm /usr/local/apache/logs/dbi.prof.*

       Then restart your server and get back to work.

       Memory usage

       DBI::Profile can use a lot of memory for very active applications
       because it collects profiling data in memory for each distinct query
       run.  Calling "flush_to_disk()" will write the current data to disk and
       free the memory it's using. For example:

	 $dbh->{Profile}->flush_to_disk() if $dbh->{Profile};

       or, rather than flush every time, you could flush less often:

	   if $dbh->{Profile} and ++$i % 100;

       Sam Tregar <sam@tregar.com>

       Copyright (C) 2002 Sam Tregar

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl 5 itself.

perl v5.8.8			  2007-05-13	 DBI::ProfileDumper::Apache(3)

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