This module enables the sending of Statsd statistics directly from Apache, without the need for a CustomLog processor. It will send one counter and one timer per request received.
For a request to www.example.com/foo/bar?baz=42, the stat format would be:
Where <prefix> and <suffix> are optionally configured (see DOCUMENTATION). The path gets converted from /foo/bar to foo.bar and the HTTP method (GET) and the response code (200) are also part the stat.
The module is implemented as a logging hook into Apache's runtime, meaning it runs after your request backend request is completed and data is already being sent to the client.
On my very mediocre VM on my laptop, the average overhead per call was 400 microseconds, and on an AWS c1.medium about 20 microseconds per call. Any high end server hardware should be able to perform better than that.
Make sure you have apxs2 and perl installed, which on Ubuntu you can get by running:
$ sudo apt-get install apache2-dev perl
From the checkout directory run:
$ sudo ./build.pl --install
This will build, install & enable the module on your system
You can install a Debian package from the Krux OpenSource repository by adding this to your apt sources.list (there is nothing lucid specific in the packaging; it should work on any other Debian/Ubuntu install):
deb http://ops.krxd.net/apt/foss lucid production deb-src http://ops.krxd.net/apt/foss lucid production
And then running the following installation command:
$ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-statsd
Building your own package
Make sure you have dpkg-dev, cdbs and debhelper installed, which on Ubuntu you can get by running:
$ sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev cdbs debhelper
Then build the package by first compiling the module, then running buildpackage:
$ perl build.pl $ dpkg-buildpackage -d -b
See the DOCUMENTATION file in the same directory as this README for an example configuration as well as all the documentation on the configuration directives supported.