- 2015-08-21: 50% less server load with MongoDB on the Drupal 7 site factory at France Télévisions
- 2015-07-15: Our first Drupal 8 production site at France Télévisions is live
- 2014-08-18: 400% speedup in 3 weeks for http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/ : who said Drupal back-offices had to be slow ?
- 2014-02-07: Sotchi Olympics traffic not a problem for http://www.francetvsport.fr/ , which I rearchitected on Drupal 7 in 2013
- 2011-09-14: Completed migration of FranceInfo.FR from SPIP to Drupal
- 2011-07-13: The new social network features of Le Figaro are now powered by an OSInet-designed MongoDB implementation
- 2010-12-21: Madame Figaro brand new site by OSInet and others
- 2010-08-16: France.FR is back online with OSInet and Typhon
- 2010-06-15: the new France Culture, which OSInet helped reach its performance goals, is now online
Logging for MongoDB
One nice thing during Drupal 7/8 development is the ability, thanks to the
devel module, to get a list of all SQL queries ran on a page. As I've been working quite a bit on MongoDB in PHP recently, I wondered how to obtain comparable results when using MongoDB in PHP projects. Looking at the D7 implementation, the magic happens in the
// Start logging on the default database.
// Get the log contents, typically in a shutdown handler.
$log = \Database::getLog(DB_CHANNEL);
With DBTNG, that's all it takes, and devel puts it to good use UI-wise. So is there be an equivalent mechanism in MongoDB ? Of course there is !
The answer turns out to lie in the little-used, optional, third parameter to
MongoClient::__construct($server, $options, $driver_options).
These driver_options can contain a
context, which is a hash in which one valid key happens to be
mongodb, the data for which is a
hash of logging callbacks by loggable events.
Of course, there is this little issue of the PHP doc not mentioning some of the most useful events, like
log_batchinsert, but once this is cleared, the logging becomes almost as simple as in Drupal:
- create a stream context containing these callbacks
- pass it to the
- that's it : events are now directed to your logging callbacks
This turns out not to be so much fun, though, because each of the callbacks has a specific signature, so I wrote a helper package wrapping a set of logging callbacks in a single class, and converting all of the callbacks to log to a standard PSR-3 logger. Using it, all it takes to send your MongoDB logs to your PSR-3 logger of choice is something like:
$emitter = new Emitter();
$context = $emitter->createContext();
$client = new \MongoClient($server, $options, ['context' => $context];
The code is available on Packagist/Composer, as fgm/mongodb_logger, or straight on Github as FGM/mongodb_logger. I'm quite interested in feedback on this one, as we have a pending feature request on this topic for Drupal, so feel free to comment on the Drupal issue, or send pull requests if you feel this is useful but needs some improvements.