Source Code for Apache Log4j Core Implementation

Apache Log4j Core Implementation provides the functional components of the logging system. Users are free to create their own plugins and include them in the logging configuration. Apache Log4j Core is a required module to use Apache Log4j.

Bytecode (Java 8) for Apache Log4j Core Implementation is provided in a separate JAR file like log4j-core-2.14.1.jar.

Source Code files for Apache Log4j API are provided in both binary packge like and source package like You can download them at Apache Log4j Website.

You can also browse Source Code files for Apache Log4j Core Implementation 2.14.1 below.



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package org.apache.logging.log4j.core.appender.rolling;

import java.lang.reflect.Method;

import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.Core;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.LogEvent;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.Plugin;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.PluginAttribute;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.PluginFactory;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.util.Loader;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.status.StatusLogger;

 * Triggers a rollover on every restart, but only if the file size is greater than zero.
@Plugin(name = "OnStartupTriggeringPolicy", category = Core.CATEGORY_NAME, printObject = true)
public class OnStartupTriggeringPolicy extends AbstractTriggeringPolicy {

    private static final long JVM_START_TIME = initStartTime();

    private final long minSize;

    private OnStartupTriggeringPolicy(final long minSize) {
        this.minSize = minSize;

     * Returns the result of {@code ManagementFactory.getRuntimeMXBean().getStartTime()},
     * or the current system time if JMX is not available.
    private static long initStartTime() {
        // LOG4J2-379:
        // We'd like to call ManagementFactory.getRuntimeMXBean().getStartTime(),
        // but Google App Engine throws a java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError
        // " is a restricted class".
        // The reflection is necessary because without it, Google App Engine
        // will refuse to initialize this class.
        try {
            final Class<?> factoryClass = Loader.loadSystemClass("");
            final Method getRuntimeMXBean = factoryClass.getMethod("getRuntimeMXBean");
            final Object runtimeMXBean = getRuntimeMXBean.invoke(null);

            final Class<?> runtimeMXBeanClass = Loader.loadSystemClass("");
            final Method getStartTime = runtimeMXBeanClass.getMethod("getStartTime");
            final Long result = (Long) getStartTime.invoke(runtimeMXBean);

            return result;
        } catch (final Throwable t) {
            StatusLogger.getLogger().error("Unable to call ManagementFactory.getRuntimeMXBean().getStartTime(), "
                    + "using system time for OnStartupTriggeringPolicy", t);
            // We have little option but to declare "now" as the beginning of time.
            return System.currentTimeMillis();

     * Provide the RollingFileManager to the policy.
     * @param manager The RollingFileManager.
    public void initialize(final RollingFileManager manager) {
        if (manager.getFileTime() < JVM_START_TIME && manager.getFileSize() >= minSize) {
            StatusLogger.getLogger().debug("Initiating rollover at startup");
            if (minSize == 0) {

     * Determine if a rollover should be triggered.
     * @param event   A reference to the current event.
     * @return true if the target file's timestamp is older than the JVM start time.
    public boolean isTriggeringEvent(final LogEvent event) {
        return false;

    public String toString() {
        return "OnStartupTriggeringPolicy";

    public static OnStartupTriggeringPolicy createPolicy(
            @PluginAttribute(value = "minSize", defaultLong = 1) final long minSize) {
        return new OnStartupTriggeringPolicy(minSize);



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File name: log4j-core-2.14.1-sources.jar
File size: 1281358 bytes
Release date: 2021-03-06


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