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From "Remko Popma (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LOG4J2-479) Use of InheritableThreadLocal in Map ThreadContext is dangerous and unhelpful
Date Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:17:50 GMT

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Remko Popma commented on LOG4J2-479:
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Can you confirm the desired behaviour? In the scenario you described:

user1 logs in, (any logging in the web request handler thread should use this user's ThreadContext
info), 
user1 thread submits a batch job request, threadExecutor launches a new thread which does
not inherit any thread context, and 
any logging in thread pool thread should take place without any thread context info.

Is this what you are trying to achieve?

One way to accomplish this is to call ThreadContext.clear() at the start of any batch job
Runnable or Callable that is submitted to the thread pool. Would that solve the issue? 

> Use of InheritableThreadLocal in Map ThreadContext is dangerous and unhelpful
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LOG4J2-479
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-479
>             Project: Log4j 2
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: MK
>
> Described here http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/manual/thread-context.html
> The use of InheritableThreadLocal creates subtle and hard to track bugs while not really
adding much useful.  It is counterintuitive -- I don't see why would anyone expect logging
context to be inherited.  But it breaks down completely when used with Thread Executors.



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