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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Instana
Categories Java Tracing
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 26, 2022

Spring Batch Tracing

We are trying to gather traces from Spring Batch applications running as steps in an Argo workflow. The applications may start processing before the Instana agent has discovered and instrumented the JVM. We need a method to effectively trace Spring Batch jobs with Instana.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 16, 2022

    Thanks for reaching out.

    We are aware of this issue. It is due to the dynamic attachement our Java Tracer.

    We are planning to provide an alternate one via static attachment to solve this issue. But be aware that it will requires you to add -javaagent:... when running your Java Application.

  • Guest
    Aug 2, 2022

    I'll note that http traffic originates with a Get/Post to a listener so it is easy to delimit a unit of work. What we've found with tracing spring batch on long running batch jobs where the agent does has time to initialize, the trace results are inconsistent with large gaps in actual traffic. My impression is the agent doesn't know where to begin a unit of work and what should be included and related. There were some assumptions build into spans that will need to be adjusted as well.