TraceAppenderImmediateFlush Property Apache log4net™ SDK Documentation
Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the appender will flush at the end of each write.

Namespace: log4net.Appender
Assembly: log4net (in log4net.dll) Version: 4.0

public bool ImmediateFlush { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: Boolean

The default behavior is to flush at the end of each write. If the option is set tofalse, then the underlying stream can defer writing to physical medium to a later time.

Avoiding the flush operation at the end of each append results in a performance gain of 10 to 20 percent. However, there is safety trade-off involved in skipping flushing. Indeed, when flushing is skipped, then it is likely that the last few log events will not be recorded on disk when the application exits. This is a high price to pay even for a 20% performance gain.

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