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Introduction to Log4j 2 Log System

In this article, we will introduce Log4j 2 Log System and its advantages in log services.

Log4j 2 is a completely new log system built on Apache Log4j by referencing the logback architecture. Log4j 2 provides support for the Log4j 1.2, SLF4J, Commons Logging and java.util.logging (JUL) APIs. It also supports Java 8 Lambda.

The design ideas of Log4j 2 are inspiring - developing components into plug-ins improves the flexibility. With the rapid development of Internet technologies, various middleware products have been springing up. We need to think more about the relationship between one code and another. Undoubtedly, the decoupled relationship is the most beautiful one.

The LogManager is a critical component. We can see the LogManager which initializes the corresponding LoggerContext is based on the specified LogContextFactory.

LoggerContext is as the following:

1.  Parses the configuration file to obtain the corresponding Java object
2.  Cache log configuration through LoggerRegisty
3.  Obtain the configuration information
4.  Use the start() method to parse the configuration file, and convert the configuration file into the corresponding Java object
5.  Obtain the logger object through getLogger

For details about Log4j 2 on startup, configuration, asynchronization, and plug-in-based components, you can go to Exploring the Secrets of Java Logs: Log4j 2 Log System.

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