Source Code for Apache Log4j 1.2.17

Apache Log4j provides the interface that applications should code to and provides the adapter components required for implementers to create a logging implementation.

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package org.apache.log4j.spi;

import org.apache.log4j.Level;
import org.apache.log4j.Logger;
import org.apache.log4j.helpers.LogLog;

// Contibutors: Mathias Bogaert

   RootLogger sits at the top of the logger hierachy. It is a
   regular logger except that it provides several guarantees.

   <p>First, it cannot be assigned a <code>null</code>
   level. Second, since root logger cannot have a parent, the
   {@link #getChainedLevel} method always returns the value of the
   level field without walking the hierarchy.

   @author Ceki G&uuml;lc&uuml;

public final class RootLogger extends Logger {
     The root logger names itself as "root". However, the root
     logger cannot be retrieved by name.
  public RootLogger(Level level) {

     Return the assigned level value without walking the logger
  public final Level getChainedLevel() {
    return level;

     Setting a null value to the level of the root logger may have catastrophic
     results. We prevent this here.

     @since 0.8.3 */
  public final void setLevel(Level level) {
    if (level == null) {
        "You have tried to set a null level to root.", new Throwable());
    } else {
      this.level = level;




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File name: log4j-1.2.17-sources.jar
File size: 481200 bytes
Release date: 2012-05-06


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