Plug v1.8.3 Plug.Telemetry View Source

A plug to instrument the pipeline with :telemetry events.

When plugged, the event prefix is a required option:

plug Plug.Telemetry, event_prefix: [:my, :plug]

In the example above, two events will be emitted:

  • [:my, :plug, :start] - emitted when the plug is invoked. The event carries a single measurement, :time, which is the monotonic time in native units at the moment the event is emitted. The metadata is the whole Plug.Conn under the :conn key and any leftover options given to the plug under :options.

  • [:my, :plug, :stop] - emitted right before the request is sent. The event carries a single measurement, :duration, which is the monotonic time difference between the stop and start events. It has the same metadata as the start event, except the connection has been updated.

After the Plug is added, please be sure to add :telemetry as project dependency.

Note that this plug measures only the time between its invocation and the rest of the plug pipeline - this can be used to exclude some plugs from measurement.

Time unit

Both :time and :duration measurements are presented in the :native time unit. You can read more about it in the docs for System.convert_time_unit/3.


defmodule InstrumentedPlug do
  use Plug.Router

  plug :match
  plug Plug.Telemetry, event_prefix: [:my, :plug]
  plug Plug.Parsers, parsers: [:urlencoded, :multipart]
  plug :dispatch

  get "/" do
    send_resp(conn, 200, "Hello, world!")

In this example, the stop event's duration includes the time it takes to parse the request, dispatch it to the correct handler, and execute the handler. The events are not emitted for requests not matching any handlers, since the plug is placed after the match plug.