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.util;

import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.time.PreciseClock;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.status.StatusLogger;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.util.PropertiesUtil;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.util.Supplier;

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Map;

 * Factory for {@code Clock} objects.
public final class ClockFactory {

     * Name of the system property that can be used to specify a {@code Clock}
     * implementation class. The value of this property is {@value}.
    public static final String PROPERTY_NAME = "log4j.Clock";
    private static final StatusLogger LOGGER = StatusLogger.getLogger();

    // private static final Clock clock = createClock();

    private ClockFactory() {

     * Returns a {@code Clock} instance depending on the value of system
     * property {@link #PROPERTY_NAME}.
     * <p>
     * If system property {@code log4j.Clock=CachedClock} is specified,
     * this method returns an instance of {@link CachedClock}. If system
     * property {@code log4j.Clock=CoarseCachedClock} is specified, this
     * method returns an instance of {@link CoarseCachedClock}.
     * </p>
     * <p>
     * If another value is specified, this value is taken as the fully qualified
     * class name of a class that implements the {@code Clock} interface. An
     * object of this class is instantiated and returned.
     * </p>
     * <p>
     * If no value is specified, or if the specified value could not correctly
     * be instantiated or did not implement the {@code Clock} interface, then an
     * instance of {@link SystemClock} is returned.
     * </p>
     * @return a {@code Clock} instance
    public static Clock getClock() {
        return createClock();

    private static Map<String, Supplier<Clock>> aliases() {
        final Map<String, Supplier<Clock>> result = new HashMap<>();
        result.put("SystemClock",       SystemClock::new);
        result.put("SystemMillisClock", SystemMillisClock::new);
        result.put("CachedClock",       CachedClock::instance);
        result.put("CoarseCachedClock", CoarseCachedClock::instance);
        result.put("org.apache.logging.log4j.core.util.CachedClock", CachedClock::instance);
        result.put("org.apache.logging.log4j.core.util.CoarseCachedClock", CoarseCachedClock::instance);
        return result;

    private static Clock createClock() {
        final String userRequest = PropertiesUtil.getProperties().getStringProperty(PROPERTY_NAME);
        if (userRequest == null) {
            LOGGER.trace("Using default SystemClock for timestamps.");
            return logSupportedPrecision(new SystemClock());
        final Supplier<Clock> specified = aliases().get(userRequest);
        if (specified != null) {
            LOGGER.trace("Using specified {} for timestamps.", userRequest);
            return logSupportedPrecision(specified.get());
        try {
            final Clock result = Loader.newCheckedInstanceOf(userRequest, Clock.class);
            LOGGER.trace("Using {} for timestamps.", result.getClass().getName());
            return logSupportedPrecision(result);
        } catch (final Exception e) {
            final String fmt = "Could not create {}: {}, using default SystemClock for timestamps.";
            LOGGER.error(fmt, userRequest, e);
            return logSupportedPrecision(new SystemClock());

    private static Clock logSupportedPrecision(final Clock clock) {
        final String support = clock instanceof PreciseClock ? "supports" : "does not support";
        LOGGER.debug("{} {} precise timestamps.", clock.getClass().getName(), support);
        return clock;



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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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