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From "Nathan Niesen (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (LOGGING-132) Jdk14Logger wrapper does not respect logger name
Date Thu, 22 Oct 2009 18:16:59 GMT
Jdk14Logger wrapper does not respect logger name

                 Key: LOGGING-132
             Project: Commons Logging
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 1.1.1, 1.1.0, 1.0.4, 1.0.3, 1.0.1, 1.0, Nightly Builds, 2.0
            Reporter: Nathan Niesen
            Priority: Minor

The JDK14 wrapper implementation logs using the callers class name instead of the configured
logger name. This prevents the ability to use named loggers for applications and subsystems.
It is also problematic for obfuscated code and private parts of an application or library.

I have a class named com.myco.product.subsysa.ClassX.InnerClassY and I create logger LogFactory.getLog("SubSystemA").

With the other log wrappers, if I log a message I always get something like:

    Oct 21, 2009 5:03:26 PM
    [INFO] SubSystemA start - My log message

With the JDK log wrapper, I get something like:

    Oct 21, 2009 5:03:26 PM com.myco.product.subsysa.ClassX$InnerClassY start
    INFO: My log message

Or worse yet with obfuscated code and the JDK log wrapper, I get something like:

    Oct 21, 2009 5:03:26 PM com.myco.product.subsysa.ClassX$_oOOO.o00000000000000000000000000000
    INFO: My log message

The fix:

In the calls to logger.logp(...), replace cname with Loggers created with the class
name will still get the class name.

    private void log( Level level, String msg, Throwable ex ) {

        Logger logger = getLogger();
        if (logger.isLoggable(level)) {
            // Hack (?) to get the stack trace.
            Throwable dummyException=new Throwable();
            StackTraceElement locations[]=dummyException.getStackTrace();
            // Caller will be the third element
            String cname="unknown";
            String method="unknown";
            if( locations!=null && locations.length >2 ) {
                StackTraceElement caller=locations[2];
            if( ex==null ) {
                logger.logp( level, cname, method, msg );
            } else {
                logger.logp( level, cname, method, msg, ex );


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