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 java.lang.reflect.Constructor;
import java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;
import java.util.Objects;

import org.apache.logging.log4j.Logger;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.Configuration;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.ConfigurationFileWatcher;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.ConfigurationListener;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.Reconfigurable;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.util.PluginManager;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.core.config.plugins.util.PluginType;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.status.StatusLogger;

 * Creates Watchers of various types.
public class WatcherFactory {

    private static Logger LOGGER = StatusLogger.getLogger();
    private static PluginManager pluginManager = new PluginManager(Watcher.CATEGORY);

    private static volatile WatcherFactory factory;

    private final Map<String, PluginType<?>> plugins;

    private WatcherFactory(List<String> packages) {
        plugins = pluginManager.getPlugins();

    public static WatcherFactory getInstance(List<String> packages) {
        if (factory == null) {
            synchronized (pluginManager) {
                if (factory == null) {
                    factory = new WatcherFactory(packages);
        return factory;

    public Watcher newWatcher(Source source, final Configuration configuration, final Reconfigurable reconfigurable,
        final List<ConfigurationListener> configurationListeners, long lastModifiedMillis) {
        if (source.getFile() != null) {
            return new ConfigurationFileWatcher(configuration, reconfigurable, configurationListeners,
        } else {
            String name = source.getURI().getScheme();
            PluginType<?> pluginType = plugins.get(name);
            if (pluginType != null) {
                return instantiate(name, (Class<? extends Watcher>) pluginType.getPluginClass(), configuration,
                    reconfigurable, configurationListeners, lastModifiedMillis);
  "No Watcher plugin is available for protocol '{}'", name);
            return null;

    public static <T extends Watcher> T instantiate(String name, final Class<T> clazz,
        final Configuration configuration, final Reconfigurable reconfigurable,
        final List<ConfigurationListener> listeners, long lastModifiedMillis) {
        Objects.requireNonNull(clazz, "No class provided");
        try {
            Constructor<T> constructor = clazz
                .getConstructor(Configuration.class, Reconfigurable.class, List.class, long.class);
            return constructor.newInstance(configuration, reconfigurable, listeners, lastModifiedMillis);
        } catch (NoSuchMethodException ex) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("No valid constructor for Watcher plugin " + name, ex);
        } catch (final LinkageError | InstantiationException e) {
            // LOG4J2-1051
            // On platforms like Google App Engine and Android, some JRE classes are not supported: JMX, JNDI, etc.
            throw new IllegalArgumentException(e);
        } catch (final IllegalAccessException e) {
            throw new IllegalStateException(e);
        } catch (final InvocationTargetException e) {
            throw new InternalError("Unreachable");



Or download all of them as a single archive file:

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


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