Lucee 18.104.22.168 is much slower in XMLSearch and possibly other operations when compared to Lucee 22.214.171.124
can see no difference from 126.96.36.199 to 17
Maybe you need a larger XML input file. I was able to reproduce this consistently in different environments on different machines and setups.
we switched from xerces to JVM xml parsers (what normally is also xerces), this of course could also influence performance, BUT that was not in that version.
This is not an XML issue. It is a logging one as written above. After reverting the change in LoggerImpl it is running fast again in 188.8.131.52.