Add NewRelic instrumentation for ThinkingSphinx

NewRelic provides a really great mechanism in their plugin to instrument just about anything.

One of the things I found when analyzing actions in NewRelic was that all of the time that was being spent in the ThinkingSphinx methods were being attributed to the template instead of the model. As we all know, mis-attribution of time spent can make tracking down trouble spots in your code much more difficult.

It ends up that all that is required to start tracking the time you are searching in ThinkingSphinx is a couple calls to add_method_tracer:

add_method_tracer :search, 'ActiveRecord/#{}/search'
add_method_tracer :search, 'ActiveRecord/search', :push_scope => false
add_method_tracer :search, 'ActiveRecord/all', :push_scope => false

You can see the full code here.

Once you’ve required the code, you’ll start to see the #search and #search_count methods show up in your Performance Breakdowns:

Performance Breakdown

Isn’t that sweet?

Update: NewRelic has some great documentation for Custom Metric Collection if you want to do more.

Posted Tuesday, December 29 2009 (∞).

written by Eric Lindvall

I also appear on the internet on GitHub and Twitter as @lindvall and work hard to make Papertrail awesome.

themed by Adam Lloyd.