How long does it take to write a Signpost to the unified log? Measuring this is essential if you’re going to use them to measure performance.
How you can write entries in the unified log which are informative, easily retrieved, and extremely simple.
A simple command tool to write messages to the unified log in Sierra and later. Now signed, hardened and notarized.
This page is for your support questions and comments on my free utilities Consolation, RouteMap, Whither, Woodpile, MakeLogarchive, […]
At last: RouteMap performs some analysis on your Signposts, and with the other tools can be used to estimate latency, and look at macOS system performance too.
Doesn’t writing so much to the unified log result in performance penalties? So how can Apple expect us to use the log and Signposts to measure performance?
At first I thought it was my mistake. Then it looked like a simple error in the interface. But this bug in Mojave’s signposts is more complex. Here’s a workaround.
All these have now been updated and should pass Gatekeeper checks and run on both Sierra and High Sierra.
Writes to the unified log in Sierra and now High Sierra too.
Want to write to Sierra’s log from a language or app which doesn’t give easy access? Use this free tool which now writes anything you want.